Paris, France: Editions Dilecta, 2012
16.5 x 23.5 cm (book), 3.7 cm (badges, each)
Edition of 50 signed and numbered copies
Five badges pinned to a fabric bag and an artist's book that reproduces a selection of Messager's pins from her installation “Et range ta chambre” [“And Tidy your Bedroom”], from Marian Goodman Gallery, in 2009. Each assemblage of badges is unique, with a selection from 25 different buttons. A certificate of authenticity, numbered and signed by the artist, is also included.
“There is a little bit of everything I love on my pins: photos, body parts, little porn drawings, my signature ‘A. Messager’, always, drawings which are somewhat tantric, or that shiny paper covering the little chocolates served with coffee... And these are things we put on our bodies, clothes, purses, that we bring along wherever we go; a cheap thing, of popular art. Making original drawings is in contradiction with what this object is... and I like being in contradiction!”
- Annette Messager, Le Journal des Arts, October 2, 2009
Available from the publisher, here, for 300.00 €.