First edition of There Is Hope But Not For Us by Vincent Delbrouck (2022)
Small format hardback in new condition
In an edition of 500 numbered copies
Signed by Vincent Delbrouck to copyright page
Comes with a signed print
Published by Editions Bessard
This book is a palimpsest, a kind of colorful fiction made of material on which later images have been superimposed on effaced earlier memories.
It is a mix of collages made by the artist, pictures and printings of vintage erotic images on an old cactus book.
Helen is a character coming back quite often in the book, in the collages, etc..
She was the artist’s young Cuban wife but she left him two months after the making of the last images of her in Spain, last winter.
This book is a living and vibrant process, the thinking of a period, a search for experimentation, in the chaos of the studio.
Tons of images spread everywhere.
It is funny, colorful and crazy. Maybe nostalgic or exorcist.