6-7 PM Whitney Museum Store
Join the Whitney Museum Store for a book signing with artist Michael Smith in celebration of the release of Baby Ikki at the Museum. Formatted and designed like a children's board book, Baby Ikki at the Museum features Smith's eighteen-month-old character posing in front of works of art in the Whitney Museum. He acts as a wide-eyed explorer wandering in a new world, examining and responding to works in the Museum's collection by pointing, staring, or offering quizzical looks. Lacking judgment, consideration, and caution, Baby Ikki possesses an abundance of curiosity and has an insatiable appetite for attention, even when posing with priceless works of art. Providing an entirely new angle from which to view a premier art institution, the photographs in this book are at times comedic and at others unsettling for their irreverence and perceptiveness.