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Francis Alys: The Sign Painting Project 1993-97 [Hardcover]

By Francis Alys (Artist), Juan Garcia (Contributor), Emilio Rivera (Contributor) & Enrique Huerta (Contributor)
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The Belgian-born conceptual painter and artistic interventionist Francis Alys developed The Sign Painting Project over a period of four years. He began by painting fairly small canvases depicting people and objects in the flat, brightly-colored manner of billboard advertisements. The artist, who currently lives in Mexico, then asked local sign-painters Juan Garcia, Enrique Huerta and Emilio Rivera to copy and enlarge his paintings. The result of the artists' combined labors is a set of 120 paintings that reveal variations on particular themes, and that inevitably provoke questions about collaboration, authorship and originality. This book, which features 300 color plates, is a catalogue raisonne of that project.

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Pages   200
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.75" Height: 10.75"
Weight:   1.44 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2008
Publisher   Steidl & Schaulager, Basel
ISBN  3865212905  
ISBN13  9783865212900  

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More About Francis Alys, Juan Garcia, Emilio Rivera & Enrique Huerta

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Francis Alys was born in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1959. Trained as an architect, Alys moved to Mexico in 1986 and within a few years began to work as a visual artist. Known initially for his paintings, Alys has also become a highly regarded video artist, interventionist and performance artist. His work received a great deal of attention in 2002, when he staged a ceremonial procession commemorating The Museum of Modern Art's move from midtown Manhattan to its temporary home in Long Island City, Queens. Alys has also exhibited work in group exhibitions at The Hayward Gallery, London, the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York.

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Yes! A printed version of Alys Poetic!  Jan 21, 2008
So far Alys's books have looked like artist's books. Finally a cathalogue that encompasses his main works, in a beautiful edition and strong texts by him as his fellow curator.

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