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Sign painting project

Author: Francis Alÿs; Juan García, (Sign painter); Emilio Rivera; Enrique Huerta; Theodora Vischer
Publisher: Göttingen : Steidl ; Basil : Schaulager, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The sign painting project was carried out over a span of years. ... By mid 1994 Francis Alÿs worked primarily with Juan García, Enrique Huerta and Emilio Rivera, professional sign painters (rótulistas) in Mexico City, and so until the project was closed in 1997. ... The sign painters copied individual paintings by Alÿs, each in their own way. Taking his cue from these personal interpretations, Alÿs developed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Catalogs
Named Person: Francis Alÿs; Juan García, (Sign painter); Emilio Rivera; Enrique Huerta; Francis Alÿs; Juan García; Emilio Rivera; Enrique Huerta
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Francis Alÿs; Juan García, (Sign painter); Emilio Rivera; Enrique Huerta; Theodora Vischer
ISBN: 9783865212900 3865212905 9783952340325 3952340324
OCLC Number: 743193343
Description: 200 pages : color illustrations ; 15 x 27 cm
Contents: The sign painting project / Francis Alÿs --
Francis Alÿs : new approaches to the cross : between art, craft and communication / Néstor García Canclini --
Francis Alÿs 'Tu subrealismo' (Your subrealism) / Cuauhtémoc Medina --
A shifting round dance of images / Monika Kästli --
Catalogue / Francis Alÿs, Monika Kästli, Isabel Friedli.
Other Titles: Francis Alÿs :
Responsibility: Francis Alÿs with Juan García, Emilio Rivera, Enrique Huerta ; edited by Theodora Vischer.

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"The sign painting project was carried out over a span of years. ... By mid 1994 Francis Alÿs worked primarily with Juan García, Enrique Huerta and Emilio Rivera, professional sign painters (rótulistas) in Mexico City, and so until the project was closed in 1997. ... The sign painters copied individual paintings by Alÿs, each in their own way. Taking his cue from these personal interpretations, Alÿs developed new motifs and circulated them among the rótulistas, initiating a sequence of images that resulted in seventy-four different motifs."--Page 40.

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