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Von Oben

Samuel Nyholm

Von Oben consists of a series of drawings which, in their form, reference a tradition of semi-pornographic cartoons one could find in Scandinavia in the 70s and 80s, in magazines of a kind considered highly inappropriate today; in terms of sexism, racism and a ruthless prejudice against exposed social groups. Today this art form remains not much more than a marginalized rest of low-culture, while the subjects it deals with still flourish, repressed and hardened in our sub-conscious.

Von Oben (from above) is an idiomatic expression in German which means to have a superior attitude to others. In the book, those offenders are instantly and literally punished by heavy objects falling on them from the sky.

Softcover, 48 pp., risograph 1/1, 5 × 9 inches
First edition of 100
ISBN 978-0-9869665-0-7

$20.00