Christian Boltanski ‘Signal’

Christian Boltanski, Signal, 2014

Christian Boltanski, Signal, 2014Lenticular printing’s process enables to print 2 superimposed images in order to create, depending on the point of view, the sudden appearence of a new image.

In 1980, Christian Boltanski came across copies of Signal (a Nazi propaganda magazine produced by the German army, and distributed in occupied countries between 1940 and 1945, primarily in Europe.) at the Vanves flea market in Paris. When he opened them and unfolded the pull-out supplement, he realized that the images he found the most interesting were those that did not match one another. Their collision revealed how propaganda presented radically different realities next to one another, namely images of war and the army on the one hand, and of a normal or even carefree life on the other.

The artist thus decided to emphasize the disturbing juxtapositions created by the magazine’s layout, and to make collages according to chance rather than choice, which can be observed on the lenticular images.

Medium: 10 lenticular images sticked in the book, 1 additional lenticular image, 1 poster
Size Book: 17 x 24 cm (vertical format)
Size Lenticular image: 13 x 18 cm
Size: Poster: 27 x 36 cm
170 numbered and signed copies, along with a certificate of authenticity
Price: €550

This limited edition ia available via New Art Editions