Coin de Table

"Coin De Table"
Photography, 2008

This work focuses on the concepts, recurrent in my work, of identification, performance, and the thin line which divides facts from fiction. I here added my own presence in a photographic reproduction of one of the many versions of the painting " Coin De Table", made by Henri Fantin-Latour in 1872. In the most well - known version of the painting, poet Arthur Rimbaud is portrayed sitting in a similar position to the one I have assumed for the photograph.

- O.B. De Alessi