(Raphael Dallaporta)

Verona, Italy: Editions Xavier Barral, 2010. F 87 pages; boldly inscribed and signed on the title page by the artist in the year of publication; a laid-in compliments card from Studley notes that "...good art engages us in such a way that it focuses our attention on issues beyond beauty and pleasure...(this) series presents weapons of war as consumer objects, using the refined techniques of commercial photography. By showing land mines and cluster munitions in the context of design and admiring the images we realize that we are participants in the ongoing nightmare..."; with the vividly startling color photographic work of the artist, giving details of each of the weapons shown, including use and deadly capacity; with a short foreword by Martin Parr; and further details on the exhibition of this work at the Musee de l'Elysee Lausanne by Sam Stourdze, Director of that institution; large format, approx. 9 3/4" x 12 1/2" size; slight wear to highly polished green cloth covered boards, bright yellow titles on cover & spine; in very good plus condition and a reference to this emerging artist's consciously disturbing work. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 21685)


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