|Author:||Messager, Annette (Berck, 1943) -|
|Title:||Annette Messager: Les Tortures Volontaires. COLLECTOR'S EDITION: 40.
|Publisher:||Hatje Cantz, 2013|
|Description:||Luxury handmade clamshell box, 25.6 x 33.5 x 4 cms, containing a softcover, 92 pp., 82 illustrations, text(s) in German, English, French by Annette Messager, graphic design by Katja Jaeger + two gelatin-silver prints in passe-partout.
|Note:||Luxury Edition: 40. Unique prints, signed and dated '2013' in pen on enclosed paper, sheet size: 19 ? 14 cms each. The series consists of eighty-one works of which there are available forty diptychs in as gelatin-silver prints. Each motif has been printed only once and exclusively for Edition. "In Messager?s photographs, which are as alarming as they are absurd, breasts are lifted into suction cups, thighs are massaged with electricity, exfoliations look as if a second layer of skin is being peeled off. Yet the laughter sticks in the viewer?s throat, because women all around the world still actually submit themselves to these and other procedures in order to look more like the norm and more ?beautiful".