The Lovasik Estate Sale


for Shanghai Biennial


Jon Rubin purchased the entire estate of a working-class Pittsburgh family, shipped it to Shanghai and held a sale in the Pittsburgh Pavilion during the full run of the Shanghai Biennial. Over the course of the exhibition, visitors could purchase objects from the estate and immediately take them home. This catalogue was also printed in Shanghai—not the best quality but very inexpensive. The first part of the book features photos by Tom Little of both the items and the rooms in which they were found. The second part contains a complete list of every item—in both English and Chinese. 6 x 9 inches, 308 pages with a tipped-on gold foil sticker on the cover. More info about the project can be found here.