Viktor Goppe

(1962 - )               [


Vagrich Bakhchanian


Still lives

Moscow: Goppe, 2013

330 x 252 mm. 56 pages

Edition: 10. Copy nr.2/10.






Vagrich Bakhchanian (1938-2009) was a conceptualist, writer and artist. In 1974 he emigrated to New York. His cycle ‘Still lives’ consists of short poems that each bear as a title ‘Still Life with’ followed by the name of an object. These poems do not have rhyme nor rhythm but they are rather an enumeration of concepts. For this book Goppe used simple white sheets of paper on which he printed the text of the poems and sheet music paper for the colour lithographs and the collages with old photographs, filmstrips and pieces of paper. The use of sheet music is explained by the name Bach, as Bakhchanian was called by his friends.


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