Lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States), born in Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin (United States).
[David Robbins](http://www.davidrobbinsartist.com/) is an artist and author. His work explores areas of overlap between art, entertainment, and comedy while advancing a transformation of the position of the artist in the visual system. As an artist he is best known for his 1986 work entitled *Talent*, eighteen "entertainer's headshots" of contemporary artists including Cindy Sherman, Jeff Koons, Jenny Holzer and others, as well as *The Ice Cream Social*, a project comprising installations, performances, a novella, a TV pilot, and numerous other media. Among his books are *Concrete Comedy: An Alternative History of Twentieth-Century* (2011) and *High Entertainment* (2009), both of which propound what Robbins terms "alternatives to art."
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The Velvet Grind
David Robbins, The Velvet Grind, 2006. Book, ink, paper, 21 cm x 14.9 cm, 319 p, language: English, publisher: Zürich/Dijon: JRP/Ringier/Les presses du réel, ISBN: 3-905701-02-2.
The Ice Cream Social
David Robbins, The Ice Cream Social, 2004. Book, ink, paper, 16.4 cm x 10.9 cm, 78 p, language: English, publisher: Zürich: JRP/Ringier, ISBN: 2-940271-55-0.
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Book Lovers 4.0 (Pop-up B...
28 January 2014 - 02 February 2014.
The Book Lovers presents the first (pop-up) bookstore specialized in artist novels. The bookstore will be hosted by De Appel and run by Buchh
The Preparation of the No...
18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
The Preparation of the Novel is the title of a new instalment in The Book Lovers project, which makes direct reference to Roland Barthes’ tra