Faux leather crocodile patterned Russian billfold filled with such objects as a pill, paper money, a coin, a coupon, a black and white photograph with a handwritten note, a bill, a ticket, a hand-scrawled note, a piece of paper with an engraving of a man lying on a board, small photograph in a folder, etc., as housed in its original box with printed label with title on top. SIGNED and numbered by the artist on the side of the box and stamped Institute of Contemporary Art, 955 Boston Street, Boston Mass 02135.
no 14 out of an edition of 37
This piece suggests an ordinary workers billfold such as one might find on a street in Moscow. The objects found inside of it form an implied narrative. This edition was produced following Trockel's first trip to the USSR with the staff and artists of the Institute for Contemporary Art, Boston in 1990 and was commissioned by the Institute of Contemporary Art Limited Editions Series.