Bill Powers' "Drawings in Books" at the Gagosian Store

Elizabeth Thompson
Half Gallery co-owner Bill Powers sees his art book collection as "a reflection of the fantasy art collection I'll probably never fully realize" -- a description any book worm can appreciate. Powers, who has been collecting vicariously via his art and photography books for 10 years, is displaying his library in the show "Drawings in Books" at the Gagosian store. The show features drawings from Murakami, Andy Warhol (see his butterfly drawing next to Damien Hirst's above), Jeff Koons, Richard Prince, Picasso, and Ando, as well as pieces from Powers' pals Richard Phillips and Rachel Feinstein. Bookcases in the store have been lined with limited edition Thomas Demand wallpaper that Demand created for his 2006 show at the Serpentine in London, and every couple of days new titles are added to the collection. The show's up through May -- go take a look at this rapidly evolving library, and start acquiring your own fantasy collection.

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