Il sarcofago di
e altri tesori

In collaboration with Fondazione Prada, Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf, 2x4 created an artist’s book for the exhibition, Il sarcofago di Spitzmaus e altri tesori. The exhibition ran from September 2019 through January 2020 at the Fondazione Prada in Milan, and featured objects selected and curated by Wes Anderson and Juman Malouf from the archives of the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna.

A museum in a box, the artist’s book represents the exhibition in miniature form. The case contains eight documentary components: a hardcover book of drawings and interviews, an accordion book detailing the exhibition design, a poster of all 594 objects, a file folder with a transcription of the audioguide, a set of postcards, 35mm slides documenting the exhibition spaces, a letterpressed recipe card, and a bookmark.

Image Credit: Delfino Sisto Legnani, Courtesy Fondazione Prada