Book Return

Our collective task member Erica Baum has generously made a special limited edition archival print as a fundraiser for Collective Task and Inscription: the Journal of Material Text – Theory, Practice, History. Erica has a connection to both of these endeavors and, as a fundraising gesture, has offered five prints to each – overall, an edition of ten, each accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. Because this is a fundraiser, Erica’s Gallery, Bureau in New York City, has generously allowed these limited prints to be made available at a discounted rate. All proceeds will go directly to Inscription and Collective Task for future projects and publications.

Erica Baum, Book Return, 2021 
ht.10″ x w. 7.5″ archival pigment print
Limited edition of 10 with two artist’s proofs.


For inquiries on pricing and availability,
contact: rmf1 [at] nyu [dot] edu.

New York artist Erica Baum is well known for her varied photographic series capturing text and image in found printed material, from paperback books to library indexes and most recently sewing patterns. She received her MFA from Yale University in 1994 and her BA in Anthropology from Barnard, Columbia University in 1984. Her work is held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; MAMCO, Geneva; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; SFMoMA, San Francisco; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris; FRAC Ile de France, Paris; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven. Publications include Dog Ear 2011, second printing 2016 Ugly Duckling Presse, and Erica Baum, The Naked Eye, 2015 Crèvecoeur/oe Paris & Bureau New York.