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The Book of Death includes poems, essays and illustrations by Maxime Taccardi with ink, acrylic, pencil and the artist's blood. "My visions come from my dreams for most of the time, I try to let an open wound between reality and dreams. My Blood paintings are symbolically linked to that idea. I cut my wrists and use the brush directly on my wound. It is not intended to shock people as some would think but is merely a process. I see art as some sort of a ritual, a chat between spirits and my mortal flesh. I do recall on what philosopher Plato said about art which is the manifestation of spirits through artist bodies." Maxime Taccardi
Dimensions 210 x 282 mm
150gsm Silk 172 pages
3rd print The Cursed Edition. Extended with more pages.
1st Edition release 07/08/2020
2nd Edition release 29/01/2021
The Cursed Edition Edition release 26/08/2021