This week's artwork rivals this blog's all time most captivating photograph.* Shown here is the fashionable Liz Goldwyn who was featured earlier this month in the Style Section of The New York Times. Thanks to the courtesy of professional photographer Emily Berl, I was able to post it here. What struck me most was how the books were organized, mostly by the colors of their covers -- especially how the red covers matched her lipstick and the yellow-gold colors complement her mustard-colored dress. I've seen examples in the past where a used bookstore will allow an artist to re-arrange the inventory by color, but the addition of Goldwyn's signature red lipstick takes this experience to a new level.
Judging from the titles, I guessed correctly that most of the books were used. Following up with Ms. Berl, she said that she took the photo on the second floor of the The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles, which is dedicated to used books. One of the used book sections was already color-coded and Ms. Berl said she only had to switch a few titles around to make it work. It does!
* James Benning's re-creation of the Unabomber's Home Libary (May, 2009) draws the most attention to this blog.