Article Number: 2081
Soft Cover, English, Thread Stitching, 173 Pages, 2010, de Appel

F.R. David - With love

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F.R. DAVID focuses on the ‘status’ of writing in contemporary art practice. Writing as a mode that informs and feeds, supports and describes, back up and interprets, comments and reflects upon contemporary artistic production. Writing as ‘the core material’ of a number of artists but equally as a mode that exists parallel to or in service of the visual.

Two dogs sit in a room, furnished by a nurturing hand (cut flowers, floral curtains, labelled storage pots). Actually, one of them doesn’t sit, nor lie on the plainly up holstered chaise-longue. His ears hang down, as do the corners of his mouth and the brow above the eyes that
stare desperately into an unseen space. His head is propped up by the wide back of the chaise-longue, which also ensures that he won’t see – only hear the questions from behind his right shoulder, of – the other dog with the pointed ears, sitting: wide-eyed, upright and smiling in
a straight-backed chair; he supports a pad on his right leg (crossed over left), and pen, in hand, to take down the response to

“And if you ever did catch your tail, are you sure it would make you happy?”