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Don Carlos
by Thomas Jeppe

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Softcover, 186x134mm
88 pages, risograph text pages w/ 25 pages of colour photographs 
ISBN: 978-1-922099-03-7
Published by SURPLLUS 2013

Don Carlos is an interview with Don Carlos Ashida, Mexico's biggest seashell collector. Conducted in Guadalajara in 2012, the discussion broaches themes of collecting strategies, aesthetic hierarchies, family dynamics, ethical limits, parallel approaches to art and nature, and the taxonomical urge. The book is illustrated with photographs of Don Carlos's shell collection and his family art collection. Don Carlos was published to accompany the exhibition Seaside Vernacular at Utopian Slumps, Melbourne, in 2013.X