Mathieu Mercier Journal, 2015
Newspaper on a wooden newspaper stick
Newspaper: 28 pages, 50 x 35 cm
Newspaper stick: 66 cm
Offset print on 100% Cyclus 80g paper
Printing by Imprimerie Stimanne
Edition of 130 stamped, numbered and signed copies and 20 artist's proofs
Produced and published by mfc-michèle didier in 2015
©2015 Mathieu Mercier and mfc-michèle didier
NB: All rights reserved. No part of this edition may be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission of the artist and the publisher.
Limited edition newspaper, containing a series of nude photographs, all coming from Mathieu Mercier private collection. Where do these images come from? From a lost paradise? Mathieu Mercier tries to provide an answer. "These images are fascinating as they don't reveal any stylistic indication - the models don't have any clothes nor accessory and the scene always shows an exterior, rural decor. Nonetheless, we can guess the era thanks to the women's hairstyle, the way they pose and the quality of the picture. Even if they give the impression of a lost paradise, they clearly seem dated..."