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Artists: Sara Glaxia

Publisher: Royal Book Lodge

Year: 2015, Paris (Montreuil)

Format: 1 x 2 cm

Number of pages: 50

Edition of 24 copies numbered and signed

Special limited edition of 4 exemplaires numérotés et signés

Serpentine Illusions

Sara Glaxia

«The significations of “The Nymph” seem bound to the menace of sacrificing unbridled mysteries to the conformity of the bourgeois home and the rationalism of productivity.»

Aby Warburg


This 1 by 2 cm booklet features autobiographical poems and 60 drawings by Sara Glaxia. Magical poetic acts and metamorphoses are employed by the artist like a familiar ritual. The head edition contains an embroidery inspired by a Glaxia drawings serpentine line of thought is transformed into a thread embroidered by Frédérique Petit. This is the second collaboration between Sara Glaxia and Juli Susin after their 2005 installation on the 15th floor of the Ibis hotel in Montreuil. At that time, the total volume of the rooms were entirely obscured by a “fixed explosion” of newspapers soaked in ink and bourbon. Ten years later, when the question of how to publish this work arose, the answer was: “Very small!”.



2015 Royal Book Lodge (Montreuil) One in-12 volume (1 x 2 cm), 60 pages, calfskin binding by Annick Bienvenu, handwritten title by Sara Glaxia. 22 copies, with custom canvas-bound box (20 x 26 cm), central cartridge with plastic motif. 2 head editions with canvas bound box including embroidery by Frédérique Petit using the artist’s drawings. All copies signed and numbered.