26 drawings by Mathias Augustyniak (rhyme by Glenn O'Brien).
Published by M/M (Paris), Alphadicks brings together an original series of drawings by
Mathias Augustyniak. The title doesn't lie: the black and white
illustrations portray twenty-six elegant young men with giant phalli protruding from their backs,
breaking out of their hats or placed delicately around their shoulders like animals after the hunt.
A cheeky text in rhyme written by Glenn O'Brien, and entitled Dickheads, introduces the drawings.
The witty text tells the story behind the images—about men and their “two heads”. The drawings
are freely inspired by Willy Vanderperre's photographs made for Arena Homme+ in 2008,
when the magazine was under the creative direction of M/M (Paris). A series of ornamented
numbers, sketched especially for the book, introduces the illustrations.
Numbered edition of 1000 copies.
M/M (Paris) is a creative partnership between Mathias Augustyniak (born 1967 in Cavaillon) and Michael Amzalag (born 1968 in Paris),
founded in 1992. Working within the framework of language and design, they practice
across many cultural fields. Unfettered by the structures of disciplinary boundaries, these
self-described artists perceive their professional title to be Strategic Creative Directors.
From their Parisian studio, M/M has worked and developed strong relationships with
musicians (Björk, Madonna, Jean-Louis Murat...); contemporary artists
, Pierre Huyghe
, Liam Gillick
, Sarah Morris
, Gabriela Fridriksdottir
, François Curlet
, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster
...); fashion designers (Yohji Yamamoto, Jil Sander, Balenciaga, Givenchy,
Stella McCartney…); and magazines (Vogue Paris
, Purple Fashion
, Arena Homme+
, Documents sur l'art
...); and with cultural institutions (Palais de Tokyo
Musée d'Art Moderne and Centre Pompidou in Paris, Le Consortium
in Dijon, The Desde
Foundation in Athens, the Serpentine Gallery in London…).