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by MICKA, Sean (New York, 1979)

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Paris: Three Star Books, , 2017. Rilegato seta, custodia (silk, slip-case). Perfetto (Mint). Libro d'artista composto di 10 cartelle di carta Fabriano di quattro pagine, 10 fogli di plexiglass stampato UV 3 mm e etichette stampate su carta Popset a colori. Cm 28x28. pp. 40 + allegati. Perfetto (Mint). Edizione originale di 20 es. numerati e firmati. Object/Subject/Slides are composed of ten individual folders, housed in a clothbound box. Each folder contains three elements: a transparent slide, a monochrome print, and a text document. Upon the slide is a UV printed picture of an object taken from an Object/Subject/Painting, Micka's series of hyper-real paintings after photos of objects featured in past auction catalogs. The slides are mechanical/digital reproductions of the original catalog photographs, the source images for Micka's paintings. The selected objects reproduced are items displaying an impressive degree of skilled labor through technical craftwork. Objects of another era. Resold at auction as luxury objects they express the consolidation and accumulation of wealth in their materiality. The slides in this publication allows the reproductions to be manipulated as the images seem to float over the color monochrome prints. The text documents, on page one of each of the ten folders, are copies of the original auction catalog's lot descriptions. The Object/Subject/Slides repurpose the image. By allowing the object to resurface again, the slide becomes a shadow of the original. This move allows one to apply to the images a historical distance, a critical perspective.
From Magritte to Baldessari the question of the picture and its many layers of representation has been long persisted in the project of making the invisible visible. Object/Subject/Slides by Sean Micka at Three Star Books materializes what John Berger once described, different ways of seeing.


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MICKA, Sean (New York, 1979)
Rilegato seta, custodia (silk, slip-case)
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second hand - Perfetto (Mint)
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Three Star Books,
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Libri d'artista e poesia visiva,artist books,

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About Studio Bibliografico Marini

The Studio Bibliografico Marini began his business in 1993 and is currently led by Adele and Giovanna Marini, with the help of his father Renzo. The firm focuses on literature and art of the twentieth century, with particular reference to the original editions, art books, illustrated books, art catalogs, photography and original graphic art. In its website provides a powerful search engine that, thanks to a careful and detailed cataloging of the editorial material, makes it possible to find rare documents of many Italian and foreign artists and writers, very well known or almost unknown, in books, catalogs and historical records of the literary and art magazines of the last century. Are also published periodic catalogs dedicated to the most current known contemporary art, poetry and fiction of the twentieth century.