Venus & Mercury

Venus & Mercury

Viviane SASSEN

Publisher: Aperture

Unique art object – each copy individually painted by the artist

In her photobook “Venus & Mercury”, Dutch photographer Viviane Sassen radically re-envisions the Palace of Versailles in France. Given free reign within its endless gardens, interiors and art exhibitions, Sassen used her sensibilities and her freedom to cast the opulence and history of one of the world’s most famous buildings as the side characters in a photographic play about sex, power, beauty, history, gender and art. In more than one hundred photographs, Sassen experiments with shapes and motifs and forms and themes and colors in surprising and stimulating ways. A series of poems by Dutch writer Marjolijn van Heemstra adds further intrigue and complexity to Sassen’s extensive montage.

Each copy of “Venus & Mercury” comes in a hardcover box hand-painted by Viviane Sassen.

$155.41

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Book Size
298 × 241 mm
Pages
172 pages, 104 images
Binding
Softcover
Publication Year
2022
Language
English
Limited Edition
1000
ISBN
978-1-683952-43-5

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