Doubly Transmuted


In Slate, Lisa Davis describes an interesting art show:

For nearly a year, a vandal mutilated more than 600 books on gay and lesbian themes at the San Francisco Public Library. Without explanation, he carved up covers and pages and left small typewritten slips of paper advertising a Bible radio station tucked inside the damaged works….With help from artists around the country, the San Francisco Public Library transformed the crime into an art show titled "Reversing Vandalism," which features more than 200 works of various mediums and is on view in three galleries at the library through May 2.

Her essay accompanies a slideshow drawn from the art. It's very impressive.

[Via Bryan Alexander.]