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Mese 001
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Publisher: Silverbridge

Year: 2007, Paris

Format: 24,5 x 33 cm

Number of pages: 124

Edition of 123 exemplaires, tous signés et numérotés par l'artiste

Dr. No

Jonathan Meese

« Metabolism is a burning process, an active furnace. When it ceases to function, life is over. »

Philippe K. Dick

 

Over the course of 100 pages, Jonathan Meese’s handiwork conjures up a vast field of operations, where he introduces Guy de Mös (son of Dr. No and Guy Debord), a character fascinated with camouflage. The power of invisibility was already the reputation-maker of certain emblematic figures of popular literature like Fu Manchu or Fantômas. A stream of drawn characters is adorned with simultaneously obscure and commonplace pictograms rebuses, spurring the reader into playing with the names and emblems of the world to break the hypnosis of symbols. The clamshell box, in the style of a reliquary, contains a letter-opener once owned by Guy Deleuze.

 

2007, Silverbridge/by Juli Susin (Montreuil) 108 lithographic images by Jonathan Meese. One in-4 volume (31.5 x 23.5 cm) in 108 pages, perfect-bound, with an illustrated folding cover. Special clamshell box made by René Boré, with gold detailing, photographic sticker, and letter-opener engraved by Jérémie Bonachera and calligraphy by Anna Parkina. 123 copies on Zerkall-Bütten chiffon at ARTE, Paris. All copies are signed and numbered by the artists. Certain copies are embellished with extra drawings and collages.