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This week in the Photo of the Week:

"Ceci n'est pas une reproduction"

This is not a reproduction


photo of this weeks photo of the week


Photo: Maarten Zeehandelaar

Out of the closet and into the museums, libraries,
architectural monuments, concert halls, bookstores,
recording studios and film studios of the world.
Everything belongs to the inspired and dedicated thief.
All the artists of history, from cave painters to Picasso,
all the poets and writers, the musicians and architects,
offer their ares [sic.], importuning him like street vendors.
They supplicate him from the bored minds of school
children, from the prisons of uncritical veneration, from
dead museums and dusty archives.
They supplicate him from the bored minds of school
children, from the prisons of uncritical veneration, from
dead museums and dusty archives.
[...]
Mais le voleur n'est pas pressé - the thief is in no hurry.
He must assure himself of the quality of the merchandise
and its suitability for his purpose before he conveys the
supreme honor and benediction of his theft.
Words, colors, light, sounds, stone, wood, bronze
belong to the living artist. They belong to anyone who
can use them. Loot the Louvre!
A bas l'originalité, [down with orginality] the sterile and
assertive ego that imprisons as it creates.
Vive le vol - pure, shameless, total.
We are not responsible.
Steal anything in sight.

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Brion Gysin & William S. Burroughs, Les Voleurs ['Thieves'], ± 1959

Text delivered and edited by: Peter-Jan Vermeij
Website Peter-Jan (in Dutch)


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