Art Work

January 15, 2010  |  By
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Art Work

In support of Temporary Services’ recent newspaper project Art Work: a national conversation about art, labor and economics,  I’ve created the beginnings of an “audio book” version, starting with one of my favorite texts in the publication. I then asked artist Sam Gould to record one of his choosing. You can download them both here. I’ll extend the invitation to anyone who might like to audio record a text from the newspaper, to be added to this post. You can download the newspaper in full here.

Download > Art Versus Work
by Julia Bryan-Wilson
(read by Joseph del Pesco)

Download > State of the Union
by Gregory Sholette
(read by Sam Gould)

Download > Organize! What the Artists’ Union of the 1930s Can Teach Us Today

by Nicolas Lampert
(read by Michael Bianco)

Download > Global Mega-Merger Announced with “We Can Run the Economy” Campaign
by 16 Beaver Group
(read by Elizabeth Thomas)

Download > Epeios, A Sculptor
by Cooley Windsor
(read by Helena Keeffe)

See part 2 of this post >>


  1. Salem Collo-Julin Says:

    Wow – thanks, Joe (and Sam)! This is pretty amazing!

  2. Frank Lostaunau Says:

    I don’t mind kissing somebody’s ass as long as it’s clean and I get to choose the ass that I kiss.

    My fee: $10,000

  3. Marc Fischer Says:

    Great idea! Is someone going to read the Chris Burden piece?

  4. Joseph del Pesco Says:

    Audio recording of Nicolas Lampert’s text “Organize!…” just added

  5. courtney dailey Says:

    joe/marc/salem: do you know of where to get a copy of the newsprint ones here in sf? i saw it in LA but only got a chance to glance through it. thanks.

  6. Brett Bloom Says:


    The Futurefarmers had a big stack of papers. Not sure if there are any left or not. You might ask them.

    Thanks, Joseph for making the audio book happen!

  7. Joseph del Pesco Says:

    Recording of 16 Beaver’s text “Global Mega-Merger Announced…” just added

  8. Joseph del Pesco Says:

    Just posted “Epeios, A Sculptor” by Cooley Windsor

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