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JFL: What Does "Why" Mean?

Octavian Esanu

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ISBN 10: 0974690848 / ISBN 13: 9780974690841
Published by J&L Books
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2005. 2nd Edition. Paperback. There is external damage to the book. Internally, a very sound copy. Good. Bookseller Inventory # BB11498

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Title: JFL: What Does "Why" Mean?

Publisher: J&L Books

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Used - Good

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This funny, dry and absurd twist on conventional art criticism serves as a great reference book for 20th Century art criticism. In 2001, while residing at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, artist and curator Octavian Esanu read hundreds of interviews and essays by artists and art critics. He then formed a new text out of the questions about art which he had culled from his readings. Each question is duly footnoted. The results are hilarious, absurd and profound. Originally published in 2002 in Germany by Edition Solitude, JFL: What Does "Why" Mean? is now available in North America, re-typeset and printed by J&L.

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Octavian Esanu is a Moldovan artist and a Ph.D Candidate at Duke University.

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