Technique : Digital print on blueback poster paper
Format : 4 x 3 m / 157 x 118 inches in 6 pieces
Edition size : 8 copies + 1 a.p accompanied by a certificate signed and numbered by the artist
Everyone knows Cristophe Boutin is an artist/filmmaker/editor, but how many of you know he began life as a bluegrass musician and then as a punk rocker who made three albums with CBS in the late 1970s? This image is a still from his recent movie project with cinematographer Garret Linn with the help of Chris Hoover and Mélanie Scarciglia in West Virginia, where he revisited his musical roots by filming the bluegrass group Ernie Thacker Route 23. This is deep Amerika, far from coastal frivolities east & west. Christophe has caught an intimate moment between bluegrass musician Matthew Thacker and his girlfriend Jen, C. Boutin enlarged it for public viewing.
Afterart News #4, Richard Dailey