Mark Grotjahn Studio, 2023
56 pages, hardcover
6 1⁄4 × 3 1⁄2 inches
In this publication, Mark Grotjahn’s collectively titled 50 Kitchens drawings are presented in an accordion-folded, pocket-size catalogue.
50 Kitchens documents a group of drawings, created over the span of five years, all in the same size and format to comprise a singular work of art. Shown at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in May 2018 under the same title, each of the drawings is done in Grotjahn’s signature “butterfly” style, composed of a unique combination of alternating, radiating bands of color, executed in color pencil on paper. When fully unfurled, the accordion format of the publication allows for all fifty-five drawings to be seen simultaneously and in the order in which they were exhibited.