Saturday, 17 January 2015

Victoria Browne at Display Gallery

Artist's book launch 16 January 2015

Artist book edition of 150 about the myth that Sigmund Freud added some words to his signature in order to get an exit visa in 1938:

'Ich kann die Gestapo jedermann auf das beste empfehlen'

It is all a myth but one that continues to this day especially as it is citied in some publications about Freud.

The book is a pamphlet design codex with a cover like a hanging wallet in a filing cabinet.
On each left hand side page there is text and on the right hand side there is a image Freud's relocated personal artifects in London....these are partly covered by  images of the unoccupied spaces of Freud's home in Vienna stapled on top creating an interesting juxtaposition.

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