Art Lovers, 2006

Basel 2018
mfc-michèle didier
Work on Paper
Unbound book in a slipcase
Limited edition of 270 numbered copies and 30 artist’s proofs
28.8 x 28.8 x 2.5 Size (cm)
11.3 x 11.3 x 1.0 Size (in)
Robert Barry "Art Lovers" Unbound book in a slipcase 72 pages 27.6 x 27.6 cm Slipcase: 28.8 x 28.8 x 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 a word outline cut into a black surface. The portrait is covered by the black layer and the frame of shape of the word creates a fragmented portrait seen through a keyhole. In "Art Lovers", there is a great mystery and obscurity by 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.