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Grand Bazar.
Grand Bazar.

Grand Bazar.

Achill Island, Ireland: Red Fox Press, 2013. Van Meile, Francis and Anti-Ham. Folio. (19)ff. One of 69 copies, signed by the artists, Francis Van Meile and Anti-Ham. Forty screenprints on various papers and materials, alongside a selection of original ephemera, lure the viewer with the promise of convenience and satisfaction through shopping. Washing machines and beef to mothers, guns to cops, and toys to children are all marketed as “instant relief,” bent sinister by the slogans “What you buy is what you are’’ and “What is the good consumption?” Easy to swallow but hard to digest, the volume plays its own permanence against the transience of its contents. Red Fox Press and Franticham are collaborative ventures, the former as printers and the latter as artists, between Belgian Francis Van Miele (or Maele) and South Korean Antic-Ham. They print and publish works by a diverse array of artists and writers hailing mainly from Ireland and Luxembourg, and reflective of modern life, both real and philosophical in Western Europe. Red plastic covers with screenprinted title, bound with three heavy-duty screws. Fine. Item #30135

Price: $750.00