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Delaine Le Bas

Delaine Le Bas, photo: Iris Ranzinger

This publication is available for free download here:

Format: 29,7 x 21 cm

Details: Softcover, 64 pages

Series design concept: Sabo Day

Graphic design: Sabo Day

Texts: Stephen Ellcock, Francesca Gavin (conversation)

Languages: German, English

Ca.40 images

Secession 2023

Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther und Franz König, Köln

ISBN 978-3-7533-0471-7

EUR 18,00


The exhibition is accompanied by a publication with an essay by Stephen Ellcock in which he exemplifies the spiritual and mythological references in Delaine Le Bas’s work and in particular in the installation conceived for the Secession with references from Greek mythology and ancient Egyptian death cults. Francesca Gavin conducted a conversation with the artist in which they discuss the context of the exhibition, the process of creation, and the background of the current works. The book’s graphic design plays with numerous motifs from the artist’s sketchbooks, which are animated by seers and chimeras, goddesses and mythical creatures, and also feature numerous references to Gustav Klimt’s Beethoven Frieze. A silkscreen on the cover, attached with black tape, replaces the dustjacket and is Le Bas’s artistic intervention for the book. It is an image of a female torso that happens to look like the Stone-Age fertility goddess Venus of Willendorf and also comes from a sketchbook. Printed by Pippa Parragh of Siebdruckatelier e.U., Vienna.


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