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Dash Snow's Latest Hot Mess

Installation shots of Dash Snow and Dan Colen’s "Nest" (2007).Images courtesy of Deitch Projects.

You may recall reading about Dash Snow and Dan Colen’s infamous “Hamster Nest,” a Dada-esque mass of shredded telephone books “installed” in hotel rooms around the world. Now's your chance to experience it firsthand: Ever the innovative patron, Jeffrey Deitch has turned his gallery over to the two art-world misfits, allowing them (and some 300 friends and hangers-on) free reign to shred 2,000 New York City telephone books. Unruly? Yes. Wasteful? Maybe not — when was the last time anyone put an actual telephone book to good use? “Nest” is up at Deitch Projects through Friday.—Rachel Wolff