An example of book alteration applied on a copy of Argos catalogue randomly picked from a pile of free volumes.

I chose to work with the reproduction of Michelangelo’s Tondo Doni, strongly iconic for its cultural value and symbolic meaning, and I printed it on the pages, at regular intervals, allowing the image to interact with the pre-existing content, in order to create a ironic tension between the two elements.
The Holy Family surrounded by toilet seats, Saint Joseph’s head replaced by a watering can, Holy Mary pierced by cheap gold chains or the Baby used as a basketball by his careful parents are surreal and heretical images.

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