THE ABECEDARIUM OF THE ARTIST'S DEATH
Moussa Kone: The Abecedarium of the Artist's Death. 26 dangers for your career. Verlag für Moderne Kunst, Vienna, 2014. ISBN 978-3-86984-527-2
14.5 x 17 cm, 56 pages, 26 illustrations, hardcover, thread-bound, register-cut. English. Layout by Martin Wunderer.
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More than any other profession the artist is exposed to a variety of dangers which could cause the sudden end of a career. Moussa Kone portrays tragic examples of this from everyday artistic life through 26 drawings of testified moments. Each entry is tabbed, address-book style from A to Z. Moussa Kone creates detailed, Gorey-esque, black-and-white ink drawings that are darkly humorous and socially critical. The delightful artist book is filled with gory but humorous cautionary tales for aspiring artists in the contemporary art world. It is a memento mori, demonstrating the precarious position of the artist, which every art student - and his parents - should have read.
A hand-colored and limited edition of 20 pieces, all signed and numbered, was produced by Moussa Kone in 2015.