Journal, 2015

Basel 2019
mfc-michèle didier
Prints & Multiples
50.0 x 35.0 Size (cm)
19.7 x 13.8 Size (in)
Mathieu Mercier "Journal" Newspaper on a wooden newspaper stick 28 pages Size of the newspaper: 50 x 35 cm Size of the newspaper stick: 66 cm Limited edition of 130 copies and 20 artist's proofs All copies are stamped, numbered and signed by the artist Produced and published in 2015 by mfc-michèle didier  ©2015 Mathieu Mercier and mfc-michèle didier Limited edition newspaper, containing a series of nude photographs, all coming from Mathieu Mercier private collection. Where do these images come from? From a lost paradise? Mathieu Mercier tries to provide an answer. "These images are fascinating as they don’t reveal any stylistic indication — the models don’t have any clothes nor accessory and the scene always shows an exterior, rural decor. Nonetheless, we can guess the era thanks to the women’s hairstyle, the way they pose and the quality of the picture. Even if they give the impression of a lost paradise, they clearly seem dated..."