The photo shows artist, publisher and bookshop owner Jan Voss at the New York Art Book Fair. He is pictured here assembling his vacuum-cleaner dust bag multiple of all the dust collected in a given year, from the Amsterdam bookshop Boekie Woekie.

Apparently, the bigger the dust bag in the edition, the fewer the books sold in the shop.

Boekie Woekie is one of the best places in the world to see books by artists. The bookshop and publishing house is located in Berenstraat, in Amsterdam’s Nine Streets.

You can also find Jan or one of his colleagues Rúna Thorkelsdóttir and Henriëtte van Egten at Small Publishers Fair in London in November.

Boekie Woekie website
2008 New York Times article

Jan Voss at the New York Art Book Fair 2013
Photo Hrafnhildur Helgadóttir
Jan Voss at the 2017 Small Publishers Fair.
Jan Voss at Small Publishers Fair 2016
Photo Caspar Evans