Art Lovers, 2006

Basel 2017
mfc-michèle didier
Work on Paper
72 pages in a slipcase
27.6 x 27.6 Size (cm)
10.9 x 10.9 Size (in)
Robert Barry "Art Lovers" 2006 72 pages Pages: 27.6 × 27.6 cm Slipcase: 28.8 × 28.8 × 2.5 cm Limited edition of 270 numbered copies and 30 artist’s proofs Produced and published in 2006 by mfc-michèle didier ©2006 Robert Barry and mfc-michèle didier Each plate of this unbound book superimposes two layers: a photographic portrait taken by the artist himself and an outlined word cut into a dark surface. The portrait is covered by the black layer and the frame shaped by the word creates a fragmented portrait seen through a keyhole. In "Art Lovers", there is a great mystery and obscurity resulting of the indistinguishable, vague elements. It is up to the viewer to infer their subjects and reconstitute the portraits based on sparse and vague elements. The 31 " Art Lovers " in question were photographed by Robert Barry himself.