Nice Matin

Performance. Production: Villa Arson, Nice, 2007.

The first of April 2007, on the very early morning,
Thomas Mailaender dropped an ultrarealistic reproduction
of a giant mussel on the Nice beach and then called
the local newspapers.

Press article published in “Nice Matin” news paper.
“A polyester monster: one mussel that will be
hard to swallow.” ↓

Exibition view, Villa Arson.
Polyester and paint + original news article.
Dimension of the mussel: 160 x 90 cm. ↓

Mytilus Giganteous, digital offset on canson paper,
115 x 88 cm, edition of 100 ex. ↓