24 dessins isométriques : (afrique cubique)

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24 dessins isométriques : (afrique cubique)
Additional title: Afrique cubique
Additional title: Vingt-quatre isométriques
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007 (Artist)
Monk, Jonathan, 1969- (Artist)
Three Star Books (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 2017
Place: Paris :
Publisher: Three Star Books
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. French 2017 22-683
Monk, Jonathan, 1969-
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007. Isometric drawings
Textile fabrics
Appropriation (Art)
Artists' books
Artists' books
Sample books
Statement of responsibility: Jonathan Monk.
Content: "Edition of 20 copies + 4 artist's proofs and 5 hors commerce"--Colophon
Content: Cover title.
Content: Each copy is signed and numbered by the artist.
Physical Description
Extent: 24 unnumbered leaves of plates : all color illustrations ; 29 x 33 cm
"Jonathan Monk combines ideas and forms. Jonathan Monk links dates and locations. Jonathan Monk knows that great art is sparked by the friction of two antagonistic elements, ideas or forms. This time the artist decided to play with two of his favorite fetishes: African wax print that adorn both his home and studio, and Sol Lewitt's Isometric drawings, combining Monk's most cherished artist, series of drawings and textiles. After painstakingly recreating 24 of Sol Lewitt's 42 Isometric Drawings (selected from Lewitt's 1982 Paula Cooper Gallery exhibition catalogue), Monk decided to have this selection of iconic conceptual shapes silkscreened over "so called" African wax print ("so called" as the fabrics are mostly designed in the Netherlands for the African market as a result of Dutch textile companies importing the batik printing technique from Indonesia ...). The resulting artist book edition contains selected original African wax print coupled with an isometric shape complimenting the textile's design"--Publisher's website"The 24 silkscreen prints on African wax print are mounted on individual sheets of paper and bound together as a typical sample book. A gold and green silkscreen label mimicking typical African wax print stickers ornate the book and the slipcase (each slipcase -- also covered with African wax print -- and combination of fabrics samples is unique). 24 Dessins Isométriques - Afrique Cubique - is also an indirect homage to the late Austrian Franz West, who himself had extensively used African wax print to drape his signature artist's furniture"--Publisher's website.
Type of Resource
Still image
RLIN/OCLC: 1038802182
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b21514002
NYPL Exhibition ID: TL 24.06.007 A-Y
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 272096d0-c1f3-013c-0c38-0242ac110005
Copyright Notice
© Jonathan Monk
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Item timeline of events

  • 1928: Creator Born
  • 2007: Creator Died
  • 2017: Issued
  • 2024: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "24 dessins isométriques " The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 2017. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/13c2e290-ef93-013c-0757-0242ac110002

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "24 dessins isométriques " New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 25, 2024. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/13c2e290-ef93-013c-0757-0242ac110002

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (2017). 24 dessins isométriques Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/13c2e290-ef93-013c-0757-0242ac110002

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24 dessins isométriques