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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 (Philippe Parreno, 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, i-D, Purple Fashion, Arena Homme+, Interview, Frog, eDEN, Stream, 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…).
Text by Glenn O'Brien.
published in April 2011
English edition
23 x 35 cm (hardcover)
64 pages (52 b/w ill.)
ISBN : 978-2-918392-00-2
EAN : 9782918392002
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