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ANNETTE MESSAGER: COMEDIE TRAGEDIE, 1971-1989 (Annette Messager: Comedy Tragedy, 1971-1989). Musee de Grenoble, 1989. Organized in association with Bonner Kunstverein, Bonn, Musee de la Roche-sur-Yon and Kunstverein fur die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Dusseldorf. 208 pp. with 138 ills. (38 col.). 24 x 20 cm. In French; prefaces, six essays and interview with the artist also in German.
Documents more than 50 varied pieces produced since 1972 by French artist Messager (b. 1943), ranging from notebooks of narrative sketches and large collage-like works composed of photographs of body parts to mixed-media "effigies" based on African and Western symbols. The texts illuminate her feminist and autobiographical themes.
Artist(s):Messager, Annette
Indexing: Western, Europe — France — Post-1970 — Several Media — Conceptual Art, Women Artists
Plans: 01,05,13,15,19,20
Worldwide Number: 022478
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