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... the stench of shit ...
16 December 2006 - 17 January 2007
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 2 -7 pm and on appointment

Prolongation until Saturday 27.01 2007

Preview organized by MOCA MAAS at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
Friday 26.01 2007  5 > 8 pm

Conversation with Michel Assenmaker at 6 pm
Exhibition to be continued with MOCA MAAS at Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht
29.01 > 23.03 2007

Erna Hecey Gallery is very pleased to invite you to the book launch of John Murphy's
... the stench of shit ...

John Murphy is known for his conceptually intricate and highly referential works, moving between the realms of language, music, and image. ... the stench of shit ... is designed in collaboration with Filiep Tacq and includes a text by Michel Assenmaker. For the book launch, John Murphy will also be exhibiting a small selection of works related to the book.

... the stench of shit ...
Concept John Murphy
Lay-out Filiep Tacq with John Murphy
Typesetted in Adobe Caslon and Monotype Didot by Filiep Tacq, Gent / Madrid
Photo-engraving and printing by Die Keure, Brugge

Book ft 280 x 190 mm
Edition: 1000 copies
Special edition: 21 signed copies from 1 to 21 with gold on the edges of the paper
Softcover with dust jacket + loose sheet between page 12 and 13
Cover: Paper: Invercoate 180 gr r/v blanco
Dust jacket: Rivoli white 120 gr, recto quadri with protection varnish
Inside: Paper: Gardapat Kiara 115 gr
32 pp recto/verso quadri + loose sheet recto quadri
Binding: Stitched and glued

John Murphy was born in 1945 in England. His most recent solo exhibitions include Between the Acts, Lisson Gallery, London (2006), Up or Down it's All the Same: in Gent or Venice, Het Kabinet, Gent (2005), And Things Throw Light on Things, Ikon Gallery Barber Institute, Birmingham (2004-2005), Of Voyages, Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg (2003), and The Way Up and the Way Down, Southampton City Art Gallery and Museum, Southampton (1999). He works and lives in London.
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