The New York Review of Books (NYRB) and Cristin Tierney Gallery are pleased to announce Tim Youd's durational retyping performance of William Gaddis's novels JR and The Recognitions.
Beginning Tuesday, October 20th, Youd will retype the two books back-to-back to mark their fall 2020 reissue by NYRB Classics. Gaddis's post-modern masterpieces total a colossal 1,760 pages, and Youd's performance will continue for three months through late January. NYRB Classics and Cristin Tierney Gallery will present an ongoing series of Instagram Live and Zoom events devoted to Gaddis during the performance. Youd's daily progress will be livestreamed on a monitor at Cristin Tierney Gallery.