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Un jour sans pain* est un jour sans soleil Ana Jotta

Published by Keijiban, Kanazawa, 2021, Set of two leporellos (colour & b/w ill.), cover leporello: 15.2 × 21 cm (folded), 66 × 21 cm (unfolded), inner leporello: 14.5 × 21 cm (folded), 191.1 × 21 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €400

Edition of 26 copies and 4 artist’s proofs, numbered and signed by the artist.

Although the title of this edition, Un jour sans pain* est un jour sans soleil [“A day without bread is a day without sun”], sounds like a typical French saying, it is simply a sentence glimpsed in a bakery where Ana Jotta used to go in Paris. But the asterisk complicates things a little: on the back of the leporello, the artist instructs us to read “pain” in the English, thus adding a sarcastic touch to this commercial motto.

The (absence of) sun and the umbrella, as well as the wallpaper designed for the presentation of the edition at Keijiban, can refer to the tsuyu, the rainy season during which they were exhibited, in the open air.

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Halo Jochen Lempert

Published by Keijiban, Kanazawa, 2021, hand-colored offset print on 215 kg Vent Nouveau V snow white paper (colour & b/w ill.), 20.5 × 14.6 cm, English

Price: €128

Edition of sixty copies numbered and signed by the artist on a certificate and twelve artist’s proofs.

Halo is a unique specimen in Jochen Lempert’s body of work. While the artist is known for his distinctive black and white analogue photographs, for this edition he also included colour. Obviously, this is a subtle, careful, and consistent shift. The photograph here is only partially hand-coloured, with a pale yellow that is perfectly in tune with the nuances of the grey.

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Secret Outlines – Versailles Jacqueline Mesmaeker

Published by Keijiban, Kanazawa, 2020, leperello in slipcase (colour & b/w ill.), 14 × 10.3 cm (folded), 336 × 10.3 cm (unfolded), English

Price: €295

Secret Outlines – Versailles (1996-2020) is the facsimile reproduction of one of the eight variations of the Secret Outlines (1996) series in which Jacqueline Mesmaeker over her way into books through graphic interventions, collages, and cuttings. For this edition, published by Keijiban (Kanazawa) and printed by Cultura (Wetteren) on Gardapat 150g paper, the artist has added five original drawings made with Caran D’Ache sapphire blue pencil to each of the thirty signed and numbered copies.

More images of the associated exhibition can be seen here.


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