Sardon, a radically independent artist in Paris who makes and sells his work in a little shop and studio (Le Tampographe) near the Père Lachaise cemetery in the eleventh arrondissment, makes a rare New York appearance for the launch of his first English-language publication which traverses his fantastic, anarchic imagination.
Using rubber stamps he designs and manufactures himself, Sardon commandeers a medium often associated with petty and idiotic displays of bureaucratic power, then uses those stamps not to assert authority, but to refuse it. He scours the Parisian landscape as well as the world at large, skewering the power-hungry and the pretentious, reveling in the vulgar and profane. Sardon’s work is provocative in its subject matter as well as in its process and dissemination: he not only stands defiantly outside the art world’s modes of commerce but his artworks (the rubber stamps themselves) are actually the means with which anyone can make a work of their own.
There will be a rubber stamp demonstration and book signing, too. The Stampographer will be available here and at the NY Art Book Fair long before its publication date in November so snap up an early copy!
Spoonbill Studio Bushwick | 7 - 9 PM
Monday, September 25