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Christian Boltanski: Lessons of Darkness

Singerman, Howard (Ed.)

Published by Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1988
Condition: Fair-Good Soft cover
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Large quarto. 119, [1]pp. Original printed wrappers. Striking catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition "Christian Boltanski: Lessons of Darkness," curated by Lynn Gumpert and Mary Jane Jacob and coorganized by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. This volume features some of the most stunning works of French conceptual artist Christian Boltanski, such as mixed media/materials installations with light as essential concept; Tin boxes, altar-like construction of framed and manipulated photographs, photographs of Jewish schoolchildren taken in Vienna in 1931, used as a forceful reminder of mass murder of Jews by the Nazis. All those elements and materials used in his work are used in order to represent deep contemplation regarding reconstruction of past. Wrappers partly soiled. Moderate rippling throughout, due to damp exposure. Wrappers in overall fair, interior in good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 38461

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Title: Christian Boltanski: Lessons of Darkness

Publisher: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: Fair-Good

Edition: First edition.

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