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


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 symbols and graphic relics of
the 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.