Some of the People, All of the Time by David Levine
May 7, 2019
Please join us for a celebration and short live performance of David Levine’s new edition, Some of the People, All of the Time, published by PPP Editions.
The text was the centerpiece of Levine’s 2018 solo exhibition of the same title at the Brooklyn Museum, co-commissioned with Onassis USA, which was cited by the New York Times as one of the 10 best shows of 2018. The exhibition included a series of new photographic prints, as well as a curated selection of objects from the Museum’s collection. Its centerpiece was a new monologue, written by Levine and delivered by a rotating cast of actors, on the theory and practice of the fake crowd and the possibility of becoming a “real person.” The project, which earned Levine a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship, was also featured in Art in America and Cultured, and the monologue text was published in n+1. This broadside edition, modeled after INSTEAD, a radical New York-based publication from the late 1940s, presents the definitive text for Levine’s monologue, alongside a select number of images from the exhibition.
Some of the People, All of the Time is a limited edition of 100 copies, signed and numbered.
Vertical oblong folio, 14 x 5.25 inches (folded), 28 x 21 inches (unfolded); offset printed recto and verso; housed in oversized photographically illustrated envelope with wafer and string closure.