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Boltanski, Christian

Karlsruhe & Paris. Badischer Kunstverein & Edition Chêne. 1978
The deluxe edition of Boltanski's 'Reconstitution' accompanied by two original works.

From the deluxe edition limited to 20 copies, signed and numbered by Boltanski on the final page and accompanied by two original works executed exclusively for this publication.

The two original works are as follows:

- original colour photograph of a still-life or 'composition photographique';

- triptych of monochrome self-portrait passport photographs (two of these are reproduced on the book's dust-jacket); beneath the three portraits Boltanski has written their dates in pencil, 'le 5 septembre 1965 - le 27 novembre 1970 - le 28 janvier 1978'.

Each of the photographic works are mounted on a single folding sheet of squared card, which is numbered and signed in pencil by Boltanski on the verso.

[Flay 53, pp. 146 - 147].
pp. (123). Small 4to. (245 x 207 mm). Colour and black and white illustrations throughout. Publisher's cloth with dust-jacket, black card box.