Walking around Chicago-based concept shop Golden Age has become a rather dangerous activity for me. After setting a monthly budget for artists’ books, I often find myself going over that limit rather quickly. On the day of filming this interview, I wound up coming home with a copy of Chicago-based (and previous Art21 artist) Kerry James Marshall’s Mementos, from his 1998 exhibition at the Renaissance Society.
Founded in 2007 by School of the Art Institute of Chicago graduates Martine Syms and Marco Kane Braunschweiler, Golden Age has become a premier location for all things printed matter. Marco and Martine gave me a tour of their new location in the West Loop Gallery district and highlighted their top picks and some future plans.