Santiago de Chile: Ediciones Nomadé; D21, 2010. b/w plates, cat., facs., cat., metallic spiral bound cardboard boards. Item #103036
LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION 115 / 150. Sponsored by the Fundacion Andes, artist José Luis Martinez (b. Chile 1942-1993) works between 1991 and 1992 in a long duration artistic project, leaving after his death in march of 1993 no specific instructions for the publication of his work. He tirelessly cut images of an astronaut, a spider, a viola, the Rimbaud drawn by Verlaine, patterns of physical equations, and Indian mandala symbols with sharp small scissors and photocopied them in a persistent process that ended in new images "The copy is now the original." This limited edition comprises 57 images/collages that represent the poetic legacy in custody of his widow Eliana Rodriguez. "Each photocopy reproduces two pictograms, one in front of the other, except for the last one that ends the series with only one. Without any reference of title, authorship or date, this document comprises exclusively the naked poetic unity, the depiction of 55 pictograms, whose serialization obeys a precise combination" (Our translation) --Page .