The Details That Interest Me, by Ben Vautier

On page 270 of Ben Vautier. Is everything art?

©2015 Museum Tinguely, Basel, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg Berlin, authors, artists and photographers [and translator!]. ISBN 978-3-86828-649-6

Details are like comments. One day, Robert Bozzi the Niçois and I commented that Le Clézio was missing a button and we decided to sign comments. And then of course there is Colombo, the inspector who says: “You know the annoying thing with me is there’s always a little detail that won’t stick and I get obsessed.” I do the same: a letter with a torn corner, a group photo with a stranger and I wonder who it is, the list of shopping that Annie gave me, the pen lid that I like so much and I have lost, three bugs on a wall, a drawing that was half erased…

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