Classification of a Spit Stain Classification of a Spit Stain

Ellie Ga

Classification of a Spit Stain

Ugly Duckling Presse, New York — 2009
SFr. 20.00
Pages: 64
Edition: 1000 Last copy! OUT OF PRINT
Dimensions: 22 x 17 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 9781933254456

"Classification of a Spit Stain" is the result of Ellie Ga’s two-year project photographing and analyzing stains on city pavements throughout the world. Accompanying the photographs is a classification system which organizes the stains according to various qualities such as substance and longevity. A combination of urban flaneurie and garbology, Classification of a Spit Stain is a mysterious field guide to the landscape underneath the soles of our shoes. The original version of this artist book, made in an edition of twenty-five copies, is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the New York Public Library, Yale University, Brown University, and UCLA’s Dickson Library, among others.

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