BEN VAUTIER, Écrire entre les lignes, ca 2012
plastic display for shop counter, 50 pens printed with 4 sentences
Parker Guitars Vector
published by Parker Pen Company, Newhaven, East Sussex, UK
€ 3.500,- + € 32,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
A word, a thought or a slogan (e.g. ‘To write between the lines’) was in the art of Ben Vautier a trade mark for years; he called his art Total Art. He is known for his performances, installations and texts on paintings and objects. Writing his texts in white on black is his favorite activity. Both museums and private entrepreneurs gladly make use of his tongue-in-cheek words. Here Parker Pen Company apparently managed to make a deal with the artist concerning Ben Big Box products. This is definitely a sculpture and not so much a counter display for selling Parker pens.