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Book Release: "Constructive Abandonment: Michael Dumontier & Neil Farber"

Juxtapoz // Thursday, 02 Jun 2011

The Royal Art Lodge was one of our favorite art collectives ever assembled (Michael Dumontier, Neil Farber, and Marcel Dzama), and two founding member, Winnipeg's Dumontier and Farber, have continued to collaborate and have a new book just released, Constructive Abandonment. The book is published by Drawn & Quarterly.

The book sits at 7" x 7", with 64 pages of Dumontier and Farber's small paintings, quick absurd comedic moments that the two have been known for. As Drawn & Quarterly notes, "the text varies from straightforward to even more abstract and nonsensical than the images that it accompanies. The paintings reference child’s play or literature and some are seemingly without reference, completely untethered.

We have a 14-page interview with Mr. Farber in the upcoming July 2011 issue of Juxtapoz. Stay tuned for it.

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