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Wade Guyton: WG3031

JRP Ringier, Zurich — 2015
SFr. 380.00
Pages: 360
Edition: 700 - Out of print!
Dimensions: 28 x 23.7 cm
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3037644195

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For this artist's book, Wade Guyton (born 1972) decided to print a large-format painting on a 1:1 scale, recomposed across 360 pages. Flipping through the pages, the reader encounters the fragments of a unique work, which might potentially be reconstructed by joining the pages together. This book constitutes a reflection on questions of reproduction, the original, the source and the act of re-formation at the heart of Guyton's practice.
If it can be said that Guyton's minimalistic "paintings," which connect directly to the history of abstraction, conjure a restructuring of modernist art and design, Wade Guyton: WG3031 offers a mise en abyme of these procedures.

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