& Leisure, 2007
Archival digital prints of 16 individual spreads on 160-pound Hahnemuhle Engraver's paper
18 x 20 inches
'& Leisure' is a compilation of luxury itineraries for artists, sponsored by a fictitious travel consultancy. The itineraries, which are priced between $3,000 and $5.5 million, are individually tailored for the respective artist's work (thus Rikrit Tiravanija embarks on a gastronomic tour and Andrea Fraser on a total body spa vacation). The project is meant to be wry--an example of and comment on late conceptual art, in which the culture and leisure industries merge--as well as deadly serious: a sincere hope that some quirky philanthropist will start a foundation that awards dream vacations to overworked artists undergirds it. The project is a collaboration with artist Troy Richards.