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Berlinde De Bruyckere: Romeu, 'my deer'

Alongside the human body, the deer plays a prominent role in De Bruyckere’s work in 2012 – the deer is a majestic ambassador of nature often presented as flesh-coloured antlers masterfully rendered in wax. The photographer Mirjam Devriendt shows the fragile and vulnerable sculptures in a unique setting, an abandoned house in the old town of Ghent.

The accompanying text, by Caroline Lamarche, reads like a fairy tale about the life and work of a sculptor and her urge to create. ‘Romeu, my deer’ is De Bruyckere’s most personal book. It recounts the story of intense memories, and describes the process of creation.

Publication Details

  • Text by Caroline Lamarche
  • Book design by the artist and Casier/Fieuws
  • Photographs by Mirjam Devriendt
  • English
  • Hardcover
  • 290 x 390 mm
  • 116 pages, with 74 b/w and color plates
  • Skira
  • 978 88 572 1444 3
  • Sep 2012
  • £38.00 / $55.00 / 44.00€ / 48.00 CHF