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Quignon

Artist
Maryse Larivière
Date
2011
Format
Multiples
Size
6 × 18 × 6 cm
Description

A deceptively simple object is reproduced in cast beeswax and activates an etymological tangent that references currency, value, multiplicity, and the fragmentation of a whole.

A quignon, is an alternative spelling of coignon, which is used to represent a segment or one of a set of a baked goods. The word is derived from the term, ‘coin’ that originally referred to round-shaped pastries. Other historical variants include coignel, coigniaus, cuignet, cuignole, cuignot, kouign amann.


Edition of 3

  1. Quignon
 

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