[Editor’s note: Are you having trouble understanding artists through their art? Understand them through their STUFF instead. Art history never elucidates the importance of the artist’s dual role as creator and person who owns STUFF, even though STUFF is important: it’s what accumulates when you make decisions. Owning someone’s STUFF helps you channel their spirit and personal brand.
This is our tribute to STUFF. From books, to art works, to phony iPads, these lists will contain both the common and the strange. We kick our new weekly series off with Paul Chan and Badlands Unlimited.]