This project includes a series of photographs and an artist book, printed at a limited edition of 30. Books were given away at the project’s first exhibition at Tom Jancar Gallery in Chinatown, Los Angeles. An Act of Robin Hood-esque defiance. This project is about value and presents questions on how we imbue value within a rock or a human being or even an artist.
Book Text is shown below:
I work with rare and precious jewels. To enter my office you need the combination to unlock the door. It makes a lot of noise, so I know when to act normal and hide my cellphone. These are stolen photographs. This book was gifted to you, Jan. 31, 2011.
When The Stork Carries A Pink Slip, Lesley Alderman, The New York Times, March 27, 2009 "Ellina Kevorkian was laid off from the XXXX store in Beverly Hills when she was eight months pregnant. Her position was eliminated companywide." "At a time when you're so vulnerable, you have so little protection," Ms. Kevorkian said.
Exhibition at Central Utah Art Center (CUAC), Ephraim, Utah, 2010.
Catalog essay by Johanna Drucker.