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Ab Ovo

Ab Ovo is a fascinating group project set up by the American artist Steven Hull: 19 children’s stories penned by the likes of Tony White, Trinie Dalton and Lynne Tillman. Novelist Tony White tells us that “The stories are based on character portraits drawn from 19 artists (including Mike Kelley, Cosey Fanni Tutti and others) who sat the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory — the psychological profiling test used by the US legal and penal systems. These stories were then passed on to 19 artists, including Paul Noble, for illustration. The result is an exhibition, a book and a website.” The show has been on in San Francisco and Santa Monica, and should make it to the UK in the near future.

Tony White‘s Another Fool in the Balkans: in the Footsteps of Rebecca West (Cadogan Guides) comes out in a few days (see picture).

First posted: Saturday, February 25th, 2006.

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