Sylvie Fleury Cuddly Book
Edition of ten unique copies plus three artist’s proofs and three hors commerce
All books are numbered and signed by the artist upon spine
Format: 40 x 34 cm x 12 cm / 15.74 x 13.38 x 4.72 inches (closed)
Covers and pages made of fake fur
Half-bound with imitation leather
Title embossed upon the spine
A new work by Sylvie Fleury is born: the “Cuddly Book”
Always pushing boundaries with a playful charm that oscillates between seduction and repulsion, art and fashion, the “Cuddly Book” by Sylvie Fleury adopts a materialistic language used by commercial industry to target the feminine market by pushing found or purchased items beyond the obvious with a sharp and often provocative humor.
Taking a departure from the artist’s fake-fur projects of the early 90s that explored gender and ambivalence, Sylvie Fleury has created the “Cuddly Book” with “pages” that have been entirely conceived with a selection of intensely colored “furs”; an iconic “superficial’ material of contemporary fashion that the artist has frequently employed whilst hinting at a luxury that is ultimately “empty”.
These “pages” are bound with colored imitation leather, making this twelve page monumental book a definitively new and tantalizing work.