ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND
Collages pour Hommes.
(Brétigny-sur-Orge): Centre d’art contemporain de Brétigny, (2002).
4to (296 × 211 mm), pp.[ii], 26. 16 colour photographs. Design by Maarten Evenhuis and Henry Krinkle. Colour photo-illustrated glazed paper-covered boards. Fine.
First edition of 400. Pierre Bismuth is a French-born, Brussells-based artist who creates works which attempt to create unexpected shifts in the everyday meaning of things, taking trivial or overlooked elements of popular culture and imbuing them with a new mythology. For the series Collages pour Hommes, Bismuth sketched clothing on a sheet of white paper over images from fashion and pornographic magazines, he then clothed, or re-clothed the models by cutting out these new outfits and pasting them onto the pages themselves. The basic idea, he explains, is to ‘try to destroy something with its own logic’. Each image is titled with the (presumed) name of the model pictured.
Bismuth co-wrote the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) with Charlie Kaufman and Michel Gondry which won an Oscar for Best Writing, Original Screenplay in 2005.
Only 2 copies located in OCLC: Columbia College, Illinois; Bibliothèque municipale de Lyon.
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