english version / version française
En vain – Limited edition
Rudy Ricciotti [see all titles]
Jannink [see all titles] L'art en écrit [see all titles]
Rudy Ricciotti En vain Edition de tête
published in January 2015
12,5 x 21 cm (softcover, dust jacket)
48 pages (2 b/w ill.) + inserted artwork
€200.00
in stock
 
A compilation of Rudy Ricciotti's opinion pieces about 59 artists and personalities, with an original artwork signed by Ricciotti.
If his world famous architectural creations made Rudy Ricciotti's fame, his outspokeness is just as mythical. This publication is yet another example. The architect lists his considerations, sometimes biting, sometimes admiring, but always punchy, about fifty-nine personalities from Andy Warhol to Ettore Sottsass through Pierre Soulages, Francis Bacon or Claude Viallat. Thus, Malevitch sees himself described as a "murderer", while Oscar Niemeyer finds himself “at the right hand of God” but “is living in Hell because of the cement mixer”, while Beuys is reduced to a “poor pilot, coyote tamer and reporter for the Wall Street Journal.”
Limited edition of 280 numbered and signed copies.

Also available in regular edition.
Born 1952 in Kouba (Algeria), French architect Rudy Ricciotti lives and works in Bandol (France).

See also Jean-Michel Battesti, Rudy Ricciotti & Bastien Bachey.