32 Letters To My Dentist / Nicolás Dumit Estévez

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Identifier: FA.SA3.1008
Object type: Books
Dimensions: Book: 43.8 x 23.3 x 2.5 cm; (9 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches);Gloves: 38.5 x 13 cm; (15 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.);X-Ray image: 8.6 x 18.6 cm; (3 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Creation dates: 2001 - 2006
Affiliation with Center for Book Arts: Center for Book Arts Workspace Arist-in-Residence 2006
White gate fold book that contains twenty eight "pages" (14 per side), consisting of 18 paired envelopes (per side). Book is held closed with a white satin ribbon sash. Each envelope contains a typewritten letter from the artist to his dentist. One letter, "To Whom it May Concern", serves as an explanatory note about the project, "...The following thirty two letters to my dentist, one per tooth, are a faithful testimony of a clinical relationship that like any other has had many pleasurable as well as unsavory moments...". This book is accompanied by a pair of long, white satin gloves, and an offset print on mylar of a dental X-ray."