Nathalie et Justine (lettrimage)3: livre objet.
[France: Albert Dupont],
These two “poem objects” by artist Albert Dupont (b. 1951) are articulated on the principle of a “Rubik’s Cube,” allowing the reader to create endless symbolic texts by changing the relative positions of the hand-drawn panels. In this work Dupont is fol-lowing the precepts of lettrisme, a form of visual poetry in which calligraphic symbols—letters or meaningless signs—are combined and layered, often dynamically. Works like Nathalie et Justine represent one area of future collecting for the Grolier Club Library, as artists continue to explore the relationship of text and object. The Club’s copy is no. 5 of an edition of twenty.
Gift of Robert and Marjorie S. Graff, 1999.