Catalogue des Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre

This catalogue is a facsimile edition of a 1976 Louvre catalogue. 48 images are replaced by photographs that Aëgerter took during three visits at the museum, “an artistic quote”. She used a tourist camera and all the pictures she made during these three days.

The well-known catalogue and the exhibited works look so familiar that it takes a while before you realize you find yourself in a cut and pasted-reality. It seems that the future has been incorporated in this book from the seventies, which causes a strange loop of time.

Order Catalogue des Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre (edition: 500 books, price: € 36,7, – excl. VAT + shipping costs; special edition with a numbered and signed photograph, edition: 100 books, price: € 138, – excl. VAT + shipping costs)

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Catalogue des Chefs-d’oeuvre du Musée du Louvre

facsimile edition of a catalogue with 48 new photographs, 20 x 20 cm

edition of 500 including a limited edition of 100

source: Louvre catalogue 1976

This book has been published due to the generous support of the Mondriaan Fonds.


In the collection of the MoMA, New York and the Robert B. Hass family library, Yale University (US), the MAK, Osterreichisches Museum für Angewandte und Gegenwartse Kunst, Vienna (AU), the BnF, Bibilothèque Nationale de France, Paris and the Centre du livre d’artiste, Saint Yrieix-la-Perche (FR)