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This chunky little book—published in conjunction with the exhibition Shelley Spector: Keep the Home Fires Burning—is a record of the artist’s hands-on, labor-intensive process. Using her smartphone as an archive and sketchbook, Spector captured more than two hundred color photographs of her Philadelphia studio, works in progress, and sources of inspiration. The images are accompanied with an essay by Matthew F. Singer, Senior Museum Writer and Communications Officer, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The width and height of KEEP (2 ½" x 3") correspond to the dimensions of her phone’s screen, while the number of pages relates to its “photos” folder.

This book is available for purchase at the Museum Store in the Perelman Building.

Published 2015
First edition (of 300)
2 ½" x 3" x 1"
240 pages, full color
Art and photographs by Shelley Spector
Essay by Matthew F. Singer
Design by Anthony Smyrski at Random Embassy