PIERRE LEGUILLON, The Museum of Mistakes, 2020
26,7 x 20,2 cm
HC, dust cover, 242 pp.
edition 800 of which 100 are signed, dated and numbered with dedication in print, ink stamp
including entrance ticket; here number 72
dedicated to Aditya Mandayam
published by Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich, Switzerland
In August 2020 Edition Patrick Frey offered a special edition on behalf of the launch of artist’s book “The Museum of Mistakes”. When ordered any name could be given that would become ‘part of the publication’. It was not told how the name would become part of the book. This appeared to be an entrance ticket on name to The Museum of Mistakes for life. The ticket reads:
‘Ticket valid for Aditya Mandayam.
Ticket valid from August 20, through forever.
Ticket can be used for any visit.
Ticket can be used for an unlimited number of guests.
Please retain this ticket for future visits.
Food and drinks allowed in rooms.
Paradoxically the deceased Indian artist Aditya Mandayam (1983-2019) will never be able to make use of this entrance ticket. The same counts for special edition number 71 that is dedicated to Steven Parrino (1958-2005). A mistake, or what to think of this? KvG