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A N D R Á S B Ö R Ö C Z
The Petőfi Literary Museum, in collaboration with the French Institute of Budapest, Hungary, commemorated the 150th anniversary of "Les Fleurs du Mal" with an exhibition that focused on Baudelaire's poems.
The Museum invited Böröcz, along with a number of other artists to honor Baudelaire's book. Böröcz responded with two sets of drawings on ROLODEX cards. He used the tension between Baudelaire's 19th century high aesthetic and the simplicity of a 20th century everyday object, transforming "the medium (into) the massage".
The composition of the drawings are determined by the size and the shape of the cards. Böröcz used the coffin motif—a vulgar death symbol—to contrast Baudelaire's sophisticated style.
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