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The Libertine Reader, 2011

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Silkscreen on natural woven rayon cloth with foil stamping, on wooden frame

25.00 x 16.54 x 0.75 in

63.5 x 42.0 x 1.9 cm

Edition of 35

Includes a signed and numbered certificate.

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    About The Work

    Typical of Paul Chan's work, The Libertine Reader is a piercing political statement. Here, Chan smartly—and subtly—juxtaposes the economic and social devestation of the Great Depression with the morally devoid philosophy of libertinism. The Marquis de Sade, one of history’s most well-known libertines, features prominently in Chan’s work, and here (by way of the work's title), the Marquis's polarizing stance on sex, violence, and criminaliity is contrasted with a repurposed, clothbound textbook of 1930s America, one of the country's most distressing decades.

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