Diario No 1

DERMISACHE, Mirtha
Publisher
Guy Schraenen Editeur
Antwerp 1975
Edition
Edition of 1000 copies
Image ID 02111
ARTIST BOOK issued in folio size newspaper format.
The Argentinian artist Mirtha Dermisache (1940-2012) wrote her first book in 1967, 500 pages in length and not a single word. “I started writing,” she said in a 2011 interview, “and the result was something unreadable.” This sounds to me overly modest. Her skill is for distracting the onlooker’s impulse to read.
In her Diarios series, the artist copies out the daily newspaper, turning an organ of information into a rectangular array of shapes and forms, preserving the architecture of the newspaper but losing the informational remit. Though we learn nothing from the newspaper about the events it records, we can gauge a lot about Dermisache’s state of mind on the day she does the copying: concentration reflected in small, precise characters; tiredness in lazy loops; enthusiasm in large characters…”
THIS COPY IS SIGNED BY THE ARTIST IN FANTASTIC STYLE - ALMOST IN THE SAME STLE AS THE TEXT OF THE NEWSPAPER.
£240.00
Binding type
Softcover
48x36cms
Book condition
As New
Stock number
10778
Image ID 02112
ARTIST SIGNATURE
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