Galerie Buchholz shows more than a few brilliant artists. Sometimes, the gallery organizes shows that we would love to organize too — and we love Daniel and Christopher for doing so. In this case about famed French author Raymond Roussel who wrote New Impressions of Africa and Locus Solus. Check Buchholz’ shows on RR here and here. Roussel died in 1933 in a hotel in Palermo, the beloved Italian author Leonardo Sciascia wrote about it.
“Docilement une brillante fanfare éclata, sortant d’une foule de pavillons d’inégale grosseur tassés en groupe compact.” Raymond Roussel
Yesterday I was musing on the fact that so many invitation cards use books in their design – whether it be images of book covers, photographs of real books, paintings or drawings of books, stacks of books, self made books, images from performances using books…..and then Daniel came in and I was explaining my idea to him and he mentioned that Christoph Schifferli, from whose personal collection a lot of the invitation cards in this exhibition come from, had himself planned an entire wall in the exhibition based around the concept of cards using printed matter – a nice serendipity. I was a little stricter in my choice though and only photographed cards using books, not printed matter in general.