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Text: Gianfranco Sanguinetti

Publisher: Silverbridge

Year: 2004, Paris (Montreuil)

Format: 26,5 x 34,5 cm

Number of pages: 132

Edition of 172 copies, numbered and signed

Special limited edition of 4 exemplaires


Jason Rhoades

“In the beginning was the Word. And then men found synonyms.”

Gianfranco Sanguinetti


1724 was produced in collaboration with Jason Rhoades and the Hauser & Wirth Gallery. 1724 American synonyms for the word vulva are compiled in this book by Jason Rhoades. Originally intended to be an accompanying catalogue to Rhoades’ installation “My Madinah. In pursuit of my ermitage…” at Hauser & Wirth gallery, St. Gallen, Switzerland, in 2004, became a noble book: the synonyms are printed in relief for tactile reading. The preface by former Situationnist Gianfranco Sanguinetti shows proposition how censorship came along with economists holding sex hostage. The last pages of the book contain a glossary of the synonyms translated into German, along with a photographic reproduction of Immanuel Kant’s skull. 4 head editions were specially bound in the shape of pillows and featured in the artist’s installation. 



2004, Silverbridge (Montreuil-Lose Angeles) Introduction by Gianfranco Sanguinetti One in-4 volume (34.5 x 26.5 cm), 132 pages, perfect-bound, cover with French flaps and a screenprint by Les Demons, calfskin slipcase with 7-color print, gilding by Lewis & Fils, custom protective box, suspender strap bookmark. The 172opies, numbered and signed, are printed BY Lewis & Fils using the Dot Matrix Two Narrow font on polymer gilded plates, on Dossier Bull paper. German translation by… , synonym index edited by Roborto Ohrt. 4 first editions, specially bound by René Boré.