La Fin de l'abondance
by Clément Paradis

Silkscreen-printed box containing the book and a print
Limited to 3x4 signed copies
Softcover book
816 black & white pages

!! Signed & numbered 16 x 24 cm digital baryta print (print to be chosen below) !!

16 × 23 cm
Texts in english/french

released November 2022

limited edition : limited to 12 copies (+3 reserved for the artist)

order now! | 265.00 € (special edition with print)

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La Fin de l'abondance
by Clément Paradis

Along with the regular edition of La Fin de l'abondance, we produced a very limited edition of the book: it comes now in a box (we made only 12), each one also containg a limited print. Three images were chosen from the book : a cat, for the optimists aspiring to a new life after the abondance, an impaled bird, for the romantics dwelling into nostalgia, and fish heads in a plate, for the realists who stay hungry. Chose your favorite! Each one is signed and numbered by the artist!

We are at the end of the year 2022 and an expression is on everyone's lips: "the end of abundance". But abundance of what? Of whom? This sentence without real content has become a climate today. Absurd, anxiety-provoking, exhilarating for some. For Clément Paradis, abundance is that of images - not the "supermarket of images" to which he never goes, but rather his own images, for he likes photographs when they are produced and consumed in sets rather than as delicate appetizers. There is indeed nothing delicate about this "France, liquidated territory" that he has been surveying since the end of the "transits" in 2020. It was therefore necessary to make a big book to recapture what, in his photographic archives, touched on the abundance that was supposed to end.

After his books Sound of Midnight in 2014 and 春爛漫 Haru Ranman in 2015, the work leading up to La Fin de l'abondance was both very long and very short. Very long because the volume brings together some fifteen years of photographs in 17 incisive 48-page chapters. Very short, because the editing had to have the same spontaneity as the emergence of this hollow sentence, "it's the end of abundance". Scissors in hand for two sleepless weeks, he edited the 816 pages of the book to keep it in constant motion.

La Fin de l'abondance, special edition in silkscreen printed box.

> Cat print, HP Vivid n&b print on Platine Fibre Infinity Canson 310g. 16 x 24 cm.

> Bird print, HP Vivid n&b print on Baryta Hahnemühle 315g. 16 x 24 cm.

> Fish print, Piezo Pro Charbon print on Baryta Infinity Matt Canson 310g. 16 x 24 cm.

La Fin de l'abondance, special edition in silkscreen printed box.