Fuck Seth Price
by Seth Price, 2015



In his text A school is a building with a school in it Paul Elliman writes: ‘In a certain sense, a library and a good canteen might be all that a school requires. A place to meet and talk and a place to meet and think.’

Time to live the dream a little. Upon entering the ‘old’ Rietveld building, on your left: the canteen. On your right, in room 007 from 2016 onwards: the library. Back from our exile in the former Post building opposite the street, we´re happy to host you from Monday till Thursday, from 10 in the morning until 7 in the evening, and on Friday from 10 till 5. We don’t have sliding doors anymore and the colorful walls have been exchanged for Rietveld-grey, but it’s great to be back and to not see our book covers ruined by Noord-Holland’s motregen when they had crossed the street.

Luckily, at Sandberg and Rietveld, there’s not only a canteen and a library, but there’s also many departments, teachers and students with their own requests. Last semester, we’ve ordered around fifty new titles for the Photography department of the Rietveld for example, since our photography section was in dire need of an update. In general, we’ll be able to offer you between ten and twenty new titles every week and you can follow our Book of the Day posts on our Facebook page or new Instagram account.

Today’s book is Fuck Seth Price, a novel written by the American artist Seth Price, about an unnamed artist who has made a fortune with making abstract paintings (Seth Price?) but has lost his belief in making art and decides to call it quits. It’s just been borrowed to student Robin Brass and we hope he will keep the faith. It’s not exactly the most uplifting story to start 2016 with but Robin, if you are in need of an antidote we will also have Today We Should Be Thinking About soon available, about the first three years of Anthony Huberman’s The Artist’s Institute — enough belief in art to be found there.




  • Bulletins of The Serving Library nr. 7.
  • Metropolis M 2016 no. 2
  • culture of the copy : striking likenesses, unreasonable facsimiles.