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Painting the Stage Fabre Skira Limited Edition, 2019

From the series Painting the Stage


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40 x 40 x 15 cm
15.75 x 16 x 5.91 in






Prints , Sculpture , Multiples


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With a history of opera in the 20th century - from a completely original and interdisciplinary point of view - Denise Poray-Wendel in the book "Painting the stage" describes the complex and very rich world of contemporary art related to opera installations. More than 250 images, interviews with the most important names in the history of stage design, and an accurate historical reconstruction make up the most complete work ever done on the subject. The volume is accompanied by the works of incredible artists.
This Skira Limited is in itself a work of contemporary art: enclosed in a wooden sculpture designed and signed by the architect Mario Botta, covered with a special purple fabric, the book is accompanied by a numbered and signed lithograph printed in a very limited number of copies.
The four versions are distinguished by the wood of the sculpture and, above all, by the lithograph that accompanies the book: the two aquatints by William Kentridge are contained in an ash wood sculpture, the lithograph by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov from an American walnut wood, and the one by Jan Fabre from an oak one.
Mario Botta designed and signed the sculpture, which was produced by Riva1920. Each lithograph, linked to a work covered in Painting the Stage, was numbered and signed by the artists themselves.
Painting the Stage FABRE
60 OAK boxes containing numbered lithographs from 1 to 60 by FABRE
Helm van Tannhäuser
Fabre's set dedicated to Richard Wagner's opera Tannhäuser, dated 2004, highlights Fabre's interest in the complexity of human nature, in perpetual struggle between spiritual love and sexuality. The lithograph, created by master printer Michael Woolworth, faithfully reproduces the watercolors and pencils used for studies of the work. Jan Fabre has spoken of these preparatory studies as 'a think tank where I isolate myself to create my universe'.
Sculpture Botta OAK 40 x 40 x 15 cm - Lithograph 29 x 34 cm

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Milan, Via Torino, 61

The new Limited Editions by Skira are divided into two series: the Collector Editions, which will include an original numbered edition signed by the artist and the Fac-Simile Editions, which will offer, in perfect, philological reproduction, some cornerstones of Art publishing of all time. In both cases, the editions are limited and numbered, elegant and uni...

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