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Publisher: Silverbridge

Year: 2009, Paris (Montreuil)

Format: 40x50x24 cm

Number of pages: 14

Edition of 15 copies, signed and numbered.


Andy Hope 1930

"When I saw it fully built in Paris for the first time, I had a feeling we were all going to become part of its history. It was in a sorry state, but also elegant and possessing a kind of impassibility that forces you to keep a distance. This blending of metamorphosis and transformation, of beauty and repulsion, where the fascination with a ‘monster’ works not as an opposition between Beauty and the Beast, but as a symbiosis.”

J.G. Ballard


The origin of this publication is a grandfather clock found in the back of an old antique shop in Paris and transformed by Andy Hope 1930 into “Summoning”, a hybrid creature from “intermediary spaces”. This sculpture was the centerpiece of his “Time Banners” exhibition at Nomadenoase, organized and produced in 2005 by Silverbridge. Perhaps this playful way of changing scales, which resulted in this edition, was also caused by the immigrant’s psychosis : the obsession with miniaturizing the work so as to be able to preserve it in a precarious and geographically unstable situation, which is the state the editor was in at the time. The book contains a meticulously rendered reduced-scale model of the “Summoning” sculpture, placed in a box that is decorated like a fin de siècle apartment, complete with miniature wallpapers. The interior of the case contains a framed original ink drawing by Andy Hope 1930, different for each copy. The preparatory sketches are collected in a notebook kept in a folder emblazoned with the “Summoning” logo.



2009, Silverbridge (Montreuil)
15 original drawings and multiples by Andy Hope 1930
Special case designed by René Boré, canvas-bound with large French flaps, gold-stamped title, with burnished interior on hand-made paper.
Mahogany sculpture of “Summoning” by Jérémie Bonachera, electronic mechanism by Alain de Moyencourt, steel stand by Adam Steiner.
One notebook (31.5 x 23.5 cm), 16 pages, stapled, in a canvas folder with gold-foil stamped title.
All multiples, original drawings and notebooks are signed and numbered by the artist.
Multiples are numbered and stamped on the base of the stand.
Certificate of authenticity signed by artist and editor.
15 copies was made.