𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘛𝘰𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘗𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘳 - Sophie Vallance Cantor
𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘛𝘰𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘗𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘳 is a limited edition art book featuring the works of artist Sophie Vallance Cantor. It is riso printed on kitchen towel paper following a narrative of per sonal stories drawn on toilet paper squares and napkins from the beginning of her career, when in lack of financial stability or opportunities she was stealing toilet paper and napkins from the cafe she used to work in Berlin, to draw on.
The book is meant to celebrate and give value to the work of an artist in it’s progress - or rather as a sketch - and not only as a final product. It questions how we capitalise on an artist’s worth as well as thematises the insecurities and precarities of a woman at the beginning of her career: from rejection letters to kidney stones and UTIs. The title of the book is a snide remark to the classic collection of drawings or sketches on paper that is being capitalised on as the artist dies and the art market can exploit their secure worth.
𝘞𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘛𝘰𝘪𝘭𝘦𝘵 𝘗𝘢𝘱𝘦𝘳 is a collectable item in an edition of 50 copies, hard cover, with an embossed and screen-printed front cover, and comes in a screen-printed tote bag. The screen-printed work is done by queer, feminist collective Badass Prints.