For [2,3], Auerbach has created an oversized pop-up book featuring six die-cut paper sculptures that unfold into wonderful, elaborate forms. While much of Auerbach’s work has previously dealt with compositions staged in the flux state between 2D and 3D, [2,3] represents an expansion for the artist towards a more sculptural medium. Engineered by the artist, each “page” opens into a beautifully constructed object, intricately conceived so that the large-scale paper works—some up to 18” tall—can be collapsed totally flat.
The six sculptures in [2,3] take their cue from a range of geometric forms—the pyramid, sphere, ziggurat, octagonal bipyramid (gem), arc, and möbius-strip. The use of a bright, contrasting palette is familiar from Auerbach’s previous work across a range of materials, including acrylics, etchings and C-type prints. This groundbreaking project stands as an astonishing art-object, part bookwork and part sculpture, and represents an advance in the field of pop-up technology.
The six volumes will be housed in a specially designed slipcase, and each folio will measure 20” x 32” when open. [2,3] is co-published by Tauba Auerbach and Printed Matter, Inc. in a signed and numbered edition of 1,000 plus 100 proofs.
Due to the significant size and weight of this piece, shipping costs will range from $25 to $35 for U.S. orders, and $115 to $165 for international orders. There is also an additional $15 handling charge. All orders must be pre-paid.
The production of a movable book in a large edition yields a small number of idiosyncrasies. Most little issues can be resolved by something simple, like further creasing a particular fold by hand. A Printed Matter employee can talk you through this on the phone. Please be advised that this is a book, and in order for the pop-ups to function properly and retain their shapes, the volumes should not be left open for extended periods of time.
We cannot offer exchanges for individual volumes, as we are unable to check the replacements (they ship from a storage facility in New Jersey). We will accept returns for refund if you give us advance notification and return the book/s to us in the original shipping packaging within 30 days of purchase. We cannot provide for or re-imburse return shipping. We will refund your credit card in full for the original amount you were charged for the returned books and their cost of shipping to you.