Smile or Smirk? – The da Vinci Mode
'While we might, for example, go to ‘see' the Mona Lisa, we would almost certainly go to ‘look' at the work of Jackson Pollock. We go to see a movie, but we look at a landscape. The difference? Movies and the Mona Lisa do not question our perceived place in time and space, indeed they confirm it, whereas, both in their very different ways, a landscape or a Pollock challenge the consensual, demanding an involvement outside and beyond the predictable. But how did that come to be?'
210mm x 136mm, pp.20. Printed on Beckett Expression 118gsm wove, sewn into black card cover with Zerkall Ingres wrapper and letterpress printed title plate. Tipped-in illustration by Gee Vaucher.
Hand-numbered edition of 100