Assortment of my bookguns from the 90's, image ©2010 Robert The - collection of the artist

 

The Quarterly Conversation Issue 12 Summer 2008- The Book Art of Robert The, Cara Barer, and Jacqueline Rush Lee- by Elizabeth Wadell. link

 

Harper's Magazine- February 2007, The Ecstasy of Influence: A plagiarism, by Jonathan Lethem. link

 

"Obsession with the semiotic erosion of meaning and reality led me to create objects that evangelize their own relevance by a direct fusion of word and form. Books (many culled from dumpsters and thrift store bins) are lovingly vandalized back to life so they can assert themselves against the culture which turned them into debris." - Robert The 1995