Besides co-owning the aforementioned cool-kid Brooklyn bookstore, Fusco-Straub is also an acclaimed novelist, and mom to two adorable boys (if you ask us, the main motivation for stalking her on Instagram). Fusco-Straub also happens to be an OG 20x200 collector and a long-time supporter of our artists, having done various collaborations with Helena Wurzel, Jason Polan and Jane Mount. Below, the author hand-picked and paired 20x200 prints with lit, letting the invisible connections speak for themselves—the newest installment in our Literary Gallery series...
"I think both books and art offer invitation from the outside—a book needs to be read, just like a piece of art needs to be seen. It's the participation that completes the project." – Emma Fusco-Straub
Columbus Circle, Manhattan, 1938 & Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
Some Luck & Typical Cows
Papillons, Plate 7 & Edie: American Girl
Not That Kind of Girl & Dress Like A Woman
Why You Shouldn't Live in New York & Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York
Emma Fusco-Straub is a novelist (Modern Lovers, her most recent book, just came out in paperback) and the owner of Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn. She is tall and likes cheese and has two very handsome sons.