ASSAI RECONSTRUCTION AFFECTUE PAR CHRSTIAN BOLKANSKI LE 24 MAI 1971… 1971. SIGNED & NUMBERED FROM EDITION OF 120 PLUS MONORY PRINT.
Paris: Chorus, 1971 17.4 x 34.7cm offset cartridge paper with a text: "essai de reconstitution effectué par christian boltanski le 24 mai 1971 d'un tableau peint par Jacques Monory en mars 1971 d'après des documents photographiques pris le 7 novembre 1970 au parc de saint-cloud." above which is an original b/w silver gelatine photograph tipped on. The image is a reconstruction of an earlier event that Boltanski's friend Monory had held in November 1970 and turned into an artwork. Boltanski recreated the work with different participants (other than Annette Messager). Signed and numbeed in pencil by Boltanski from an edition of 120 copies. VG+ JOINT: Paris: Chorus, 1971 17.4 x 34.7cm offset printed blue and black duotone - the original image created by Monory from the picnic on 7 November 1970 in the Parc de Saint-Cloud. There are differences from the original to Boltanski's attempt to recreate (for example the child in the right foreground carrying a long stick). This is one of 120 examples also signed and numbered by Monory. However this work has found behind broken glass and there are a number of surface scratches on the print.Jacques Monory