bye bye, 2010Price on request
Danh Vo’s exploration of Western, especially Catholic, influence in Vietnam is apparent in bye bye, a photogravure reproducing a photograph of five young French missionaries taken in 1952. Jean-Théophane Vénard, the man on the far left, was imprisoned and beheaded during his mission in Vietnam. He was canonized by Pope Paul II in 1988. Venárd’s farewell letter to his father forms the material of Vo’s ongoing project 02.02.1861, for which Vo’s own father has been reproducing handwritten transcripts of Vénard’s letter since 2009.
- Print technique
- Somerset 300g
- Paper size 65 x 52 cm – Plate size 49 x 37.5 cm
- Edition of 24
- Registration no
- DaV 10 006-1
- Printed by Julie Dam
- Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
The print is validated with a certificate of authenticity.