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Deux pierres retrouvées d'Amedeo Modigliani

Christophe Lemaitre - Deux pierres retrouvées d\'Amedeo Modigliani
An interpretative study of a catalogue published on the occasion of the discovery of two sculptures in the canal of Livorno in 1984. Attributed to Modigliani, these sculptures were, in fact, a student hoax.
Local legend has it that in 1909, painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani threw several sculptures into the canal of his hometown in Livorno, Italy. In 1984, on what would have been the artist's 100th birthday, an underwater search was organized and proved to be successful. Deux pierres retrouvées d'Amedeo Modigliani is a reading and reinterpretation of Due pietre ritrovate di Amedeo Modigliani, a catalog published in September 1984. Through texts and images, this Italian catalog describes the discovery in Livorno's Fosso Reale of two heads sculpted by Amedeo Modigliani: photo portfolio, historical perspective, biographical approach, research progress, chemical and technical analyses. The continuity of the story surrounding the catalog reveals how the elegant Italian publication, quickly banned for sale, became a uchronia through an event that never actually took place. This text was written and delivered for the first time as part of an invitation by Kadist, Paris, on April 13, 2017.
Christophe Lemaitre is an artist and he is co-editor of Postdocument.
Graphic design: Émilie Ferrat and Julie Héneault.

published in November 2019
French edition
13,6 x 18 cm 
104 pages (duotone & b/w ill.)
ISBN : 979-10-96155-16-3
EAN : 9791096155163
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