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Attention auteur limité de Miller Levy, Au crayon qui tue éditeur

On the occasion of this new solo exhibition , Miller Levy is showing a group of recent works in the series of self-portraits carried out from the “I” of artists taken from original manuscript letters, from Picasso or Matisse’s handwriting, as well as jewels designed and carried out in Pescara, Italy. 
M. Levy’s text and the works on show question us as to the economic value of things and the ensuing relativity, based on simple truths and leading to fundamental metaphysical questions:

How to live beyond one’s means?

“Who has the means to own a necklace worth an astronomic amount?
Who has the means to own a self-portrait by a famous artist?
Who has the means to put an implacable philosophical question?”

All these questions are asked in the children’s playground.
Afterwards, many years later, all these questions are ejected by a strange force against which one must struggle: it is called growing up.

It is in the schoolyard that real economy is practiced, the only one that allows one to live beyond one’s means in total impunity.

The credit allowed to children is huge, it is from their mouths that truth emerges.

The exhibition will offer a few truths taken from the children’s schoolyard.

It is always “for real” that thoughts continue to arrive.

It is for real that an exorbitant number written in gold letters is more expensive than if it was simply written in ink on paper.

It is for real that the personal pronoun “I” that sketches a nose and an eye in a symbolization of a face is a self-portrait.  It is even priceless, especially when it is written in Picasso’s or Matisse’s hand.  These self-portraits are absolutely unknown by everybody and above all by the authors themselves and that is where their unalterable value resides.

It is for real that one must have an answer to Leibnitz’ question: “Why is there something rather than nothing?” And if the answer lay in the crossing of the two oblique lines in the letter “y”?

It is for real that a tiny immensity is contained in a simple dot.  If it is present three times in the word “infinite” it is precisely in order to point up what that word means: that it will never end.  If it is positioned after the word “etc.”, it is because it is waiting to be replaced by the words of all those things that we do not have.

There is no great difference between the huge things and the tiny things, they all belong to the children’s schoolyard.

Miller Levy, November 2014

PS: to know how Miller Levy lives beyond his intellectual means, refer to his book Attention auteur limité, published on October 2014 by Au crayon qui tue, publisher

Jewelry: Joaillerie Verna, Masters of gold in Pescara, Italy

Translated in English by Ann Cremin, 2014