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Mese 001
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Publisher: Silverbridge

Year: 2007, Paris (Montreuil)

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, as he introduces the character of Guy de Mös (son of Dr. No and Guy Debord) and his fascination with invisibility and camouflage. This power was already the reputation-maker of certain emblematic figures of popular literature like Fu Manchu or Fantômas. At the same time, in a tour de force that only he masters, the artist defrosts history through his drawings and collages, bringing from the void a host of characters that haunt his work. These characters often appear with the artist’s features and are accompanied by pictograms that are at once obscure and scandalously mundane and rebuses, spurring the reader to play with the symbols of official fantasy to bring their hypnosis crashing down. .

 

2007, Silverbridge (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.