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  • Adib Fricke

    Galerie Barbara Weiss

    The artist Adib Fricke addresses the question, “To whom do words belong?” For the past several years Fricke has been pursuing a project called “The Word Company.” His recent show, “Bloody Idioms,” consisted of sentences (each of which could have been lifted straight from a marketing brochure) inscribed on walls painted monochrome colors. One terse communication read “Every Word has Its Day,” and another “In Words We Trust.” A third combined “Be the Slogan” with the declaration “Wordsucker.” All of the sentences appeared in the script-style type “Stone Sans Serif bold italic,” although Fricke

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