An artist book by Pratchaya Phinthong published on 5 May 2015.
Edition limited to 250 copies. This copy is numbered 75/250.
‘I have produced an “empty book” where the front and back covers share the same photograph from Reuters used to report on two different earthquakes that took place in two different countries at two different times. For this onestar press edition I have inserted a pounded gold leaf† that was produced in Bangkok, Thailand. It is equal in value to the book’s production cost to print and bind in Orthez, France. The gold leaf and this book share the same value even if created from two very different points of departure.’- excerpted from artist statement.
Please note that the book is stored in the Closed Stack Area as it contains an inserted gold leaf which is extremely fragile. Please ask librarian for assistance.
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