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The digital book that rewards FID Prize 2017’s Top Ten artists. Each Finalist receives from the jury several texts on his work. These brief, analytical and critical texts are accompanying the drawings reproduced in the book. Signed by international figures such as Andrew Solomon, they put the work in perspective for the big stage of contemporary art.
The digital book that rewards the 10 Finalists. Each Finalist receives from the jury several texts on his work. These brief, analytical and critical texts are accompanying the drawings reproduced in the book. Signed by international figures such as Brett Littman, they put the work in perspective for the big stage of contemporary art.
The 23 drawings were selected from amongst the 6,000 contained in the 200 studio sketchbooks that the artist has been filling up since 1983. This is his personal way of spiting the world. “I swear to speak the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” repeats Tone Valentine. But he is not telling which tribunal he addresses, nor to whom he dedicates his defeat – his oeuvre.
The artist has refused, until now, to show his work. Persuading him to produce this book has taken a year of difficult negotiations. At 56 years of age, Nicolas Pfeiffer confesses and recognises at last that he is an artist. Moreover, he has just, for the first time, sold an art photograph, an exceptionally beautiful print of 250 cm long and 32 cm high to a collector friend.
This book is not an exercise in admiration, but an attempt at definition. To try to define Catherine Boisjoly is an interesting and potentially risky endeavour. Between saying too much and not saying enough there is a distance that may separate immodesty from mediocrity.