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Permanent Food #09
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  Permanent Food
published in 2001
17 x 23,5 cm (softcover)
192 pages (192 colour illustrations - without text)
ISBN: 978-2-84066-181-8
EAN: 9782840661818
out of print
 
A sad and violent issue, coming after September 11.
The word appropriate can have two very different meanings depending on whether it is used as an adjective or a verb. In the case of Permanent Food, artist Maurizio Cattelan and Paola Manfrin's periodical of pilfering. It is the active usage of the word, and only the active usage, that is apprpriate. Bound together in each issue is a thoroughly bewildering, amusing, grotesque, and blasť selection of images culled from anywhere, everywhere, and nowhere: a German electrical company's ad featuring Tom and Jerry; a trash-strewn airplane interior; a naked fashion model with wide tan lines; a detail of a Victorian dummy; super-tech eyelashes by MAC; a naked woman with her toes in a skeleton's eye and nose sockets; a Mapplethorpe photograph of two leather men, a sweet ceramic puppy; a snow field; a crash VW beetle; and much, much more. You can even imagine how much more.
A digest of magazines around the world edited by Maurizio Cattelan and Paola Manfrin, Permanent Food is a cannibal magazine (the project is now extended by Cattelan's new magazine Toilet Paper).