The New Five Foot Shelf, 2001
Installation dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist and Greene Naftali, New York
Allen Ruppersberg has converted the contents of his New York studio library (1986 to 2001) into an online web-based project. Commissioned by Dia Center for the Arts for their website, The New Five Foot Shelf offers its users access to texts written by the artist, images of the contents of his studio, sound recordings and a fascimile of the original introduction to Dr. Eliot's Harvard Classics Five-Foot Shelf that offered readers the "equivalent of a Harvard education."