50/50 BY TAUBA AUERBACK
Inscribed to art collecting power couple Leonard and Evelyn Lauder.


50/50
by Tauba Auerbach
2008 / New York: Deitch Projects / D.A.P.
Die-cut boards / 100 pages

Out of Print


Signed by artist Tauba Auerbach
on both inside covers using double pens.

Inscribed to "Leonard and Evelyn."


The Lauders assembled one of the most significant collections of modern art in the world — their gift of 78 pieces of Cubist art to the Metropolitan Museum of Art was valued at over $1 billion, making it the single largest art donation in history.

Evelyn Lauder has been credited as one of the creators and popularizers of the pink ribbon as a symbol for awareness of breast cancer. She personally raised much of the $13.6 million that went to create the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, which opened in October 1992 and focuses on the treatment and diagnosis of breast cancer.


The book offered here originated at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Society Boutique Thrift Shop in Manhattan.



Tauba Auerbach is an important young American artist best known for her Op art-inflected paintings that play with perceptions of space.

In her early career she created graphic sign paintings, producing abstract renderings of typography and calligraphy, but in recent work she has developed a signature practice of ironing creases into her canvases and using industrial paint guns or hand-painted Ben Day dots to create the illusion of three-dimensional folded fabric, in images that appear almost digitally rendered. Auerbach has also worked in other mediums such as photography, sculpture, performance, and artist’s books.

Her "RGB Colorspace Atlas" garnered a great deal of attention for its sheer beauty — an 8-inch square perfectly cubic book containing digital offset prints of every variation of RGB color possible.

Now represented by the prestigious Paula Cooper Gallery, she has been exhibiting internationally with well-received sculptures and sculptural canvas and print works underpinned with provocative theoretical ideas drawn from science and technology.