Francis Alys: Sign Painting Project (1993-1997)a Revision

Francis Alys: Sign Painting Project (1993-1997)a Revision

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The Belgian-born conceptual painter and artistic interventionist Francis Alÿs 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 more

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  • Hardback | 200 pages
  • 146 x 270 x 24mm | 662.24g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • 300 colour illustrations
  • 3865212905
  • 9783865212900
  • 1,304,112