"Pursuing an interest in exhaustive cataloguing, Rutherford Chang has collected over 650 first-pressings of the Beatles’ White Album. He considers the serialized first-press, an edition running in excess of 3 million, to be the ultimate collector’s item, and aims to amass as many copies as possible. Over the course of his Session, Chang will create an archive, listening library, and anti-store to house and grow his collection of the Beatles’ iconic record.
"Chang will create a record store that stocks only White Albums. But
rather than selling the albums, he will buy more from anyone willing to
part with an original pressing in any condition.
Visitors will be invited to browse the collection and listen to the
records. The artist will digitally record every album played during the
Session period, as well as document each gatefold cover and disc label.
At the end of the Session, Chang will press a new double-LP made of the
accumulated recordings and images layered upon each other"
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(via James Parker)