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Hew Locke - How do you want me?

Book relating to an individual, 2007
Published by: éditions Janninck, Paris
Year published: 2007
Number of pages: 48
ISBN: 978-2-916067-41-4

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Bi-lingual (English and French) language publication, on the work of Hew Locke. Illustrated throughout with colour plates. The reproductions take something of a novel form. Some eleven works are reproduced, in miniature, throughout the publication. These smaller plates sit within either full double page sized details of the corresponding work, or across the page from, single page sized details of the corresponding work.

The publication’s text is frugal, and consists of a handful of quotes from Locke, on the ideas that inform his practice. For example, “Thee (sic) were famous mad-men walking the streets of Georgetown in my childhood, with names such as Mary Bruk-Iron, Law and Order and Walker the British. It was their appearance that fascinated and scared me as a child. In a conservative society they had a complete disregard for the social norms of dress. They created their worlds, which they lived in.”

The first such quote, from which the publication takes its title, was, “ “How do you want me?” is the question many people ask when posing for posterity at a wedding or in a high-street studio. In other words “What is the best way for me to look?”, “What’s my best side?” “

No dimensions of the reproduced work, are given.

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»  Hew Locke

Born, 1959 in Edinburgh