art idea no. 8,582,048

art idea no 8,582,048 begins with this image received through the post. The image is sent as an invitation to (or announcement of) the exhibition. It includes the art idea object on the left, ‘desk no. 5’ (as per its nameplate) with a stack of art historical books on top where one is entitled ‘Stepanova’, and a photocopy taken from this particular art historical book of the constructivist artist Varvara Stepanova (Russian, 1894–1958) wearing a dress made from a printed fabric of her own design.