Christian Boltanski
Scratch



In this very rare book of forbidden images, the responsibility for viewing photographs many would not want to see is left entirely up to the reader. A silver surface has been applied (much like a lottery ticket) over each of the graphic, disturbing pictures reproduced herein, covering them up in their entirety. Only upon scratching the surface off can the images beneath be revealed. Christian Boltanski was born in Paris in 1944. His numerous solo exhibitions include shows at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art & Design, in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Contemporary Art Museum in Houston. He has shown four times at the Venice Biennale.

2003, First Edition, Walther Konig, Kohn (Germany), hardcover, 6 x 8.5", 10 pages, 10 B/W images with scratch coating. Condition: Excellent, with only one minor surface scratch to front cover.

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