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Philippe Weisbecker Adirondacks
Published with Studio Fotokino, Marseille.
published in December 2017
no text
16 x 22,5 cm (softcover)
40 pages (color ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-905999-90-7
EAN: 9783905999907
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This artist's book is based on an Adirondack furniture book donated to Philippe Weisbecker 20 years ago by a New York friend who worked in a hardware store.
“I've always loved rustic furniture, made from stumps, branches or pieces of wood. Initially I wanted to faithfully reproduce the furniture in the book. Very quickly, I realized that I was especially interested in the skeleton of these pieces of furniture, their structures and the vectors of force that govern them. Little by little, I even came to free myself from these parameters to arrive at simpler structural compositions, halfway between figuration and abstraction.”
Philippe Weisbecker
Published on the occasion of the exhibition “Élémentaire” at Studio Fotokino, Marseille, from December 9, 2017, to January 28, 2018.
Born 1942 in Dakar, Philippe Weisbecker studied interior design in Paris. By 1968 he moved to New York. First working as a draftsman in an architectural firm, he started a career as an illustrator at the age of 30. His work has been published in major american publications such as the New York Times, Time magazine and the New yorker among others. In the late 90's he shifted gradually from commissioned work to his own original production which he is now showing in galeries worldwide. Moving back to France in 2006, he is now sharing his time between Paris and Barcelona.