November 2018

Paris: Galerie Marian Goodman, 2018
19.5 x 25.5 x 4.5cm, two part cloth covered box content of a lenticular photograph taking two images from Saynètes comiques of 1974 - where the artist's performance in a black suit and hat consisted of him pretending to hang himself - only to show in a second photograph that the rope was fake. The title translates to "Death for a Laugh". When one moves the photograph the viewer can see one or the other image. From the 2000s onwards, Boltanski has increasingly used lenticular prints.
This is one of 200 signed and numbered copies on a label on the inside of the box lid. VG+.