Book, 19.2 x 12.8 cm, 343 p, language : English, publisher : The Aquarium, London, ISBN : 1-871894-82-4.
©image: M HKA
Collection: Collection M HKA, Antwerp (Inv. no. B 2026/134).
This turbulent & cyclical story follows in the footsteps of Chyldish’s other two faux autobiographical novels My Fault and Notebooks of a Naked Youth. Written in the dyslexic hand of the author Sex Crimes of the Future is steeped in black humor and displays a wicked intelligence, making a read that is as compelling & entertaining as it is challenging.
Relation of the novel to the artist’s practice
Sex Crimes of the Futcher is published with no ISBN number, no bar code and no distribution. There is a first edition of 500 hardback copies that come with a screen printed dust jacket. There is also a limited edition of 26 signed & lettered copies with an original woodcut - printed and signed by the author - tipped in on the front end paper.
Authorship: Artist Author.
Creative Strategy: No Link to Artworks.
Publishing: Publishing House, Self-Publishing.
Theme: Art World, Childhood, Education System, Perverse Sexuality.
> Billy Chyldish .
> Exhibition: The Preparation of the Novel (Book Lovers 5.0). Fabra i Coats - Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona, 18 July 2014 - 05 September 2014.
> Ensemble: The Book Lovers.