20.10.11

John Holten, The Readymades

A Press Release
John Holten, The Readymades
This may be of interest. Earlier in the week, I received news of a beautifully-produced novel written by John Holten, The Readymades, with artwork by Darko Dragičević. The publisher's website promotes it as a work that 'uses and abuses a number of literary genres: found texts from the history of modern art, witness testimonies, press releases and the narrative style of art-historical accounts. The novel emerges from one of Félix Fénéon’s infamous three-sentence ‘novels’ – appropriated mini-stories from French newspapers – and from the starting point of Fénéon’s narrative readymade, Holten has extrapolated a whole missing art movement and their contemporary European picaresque saga.' [Read more]