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YOU RUN AROUND TOWN LIKE A FOOL AND YOU THINK THAT IT'S GROOVY

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'YOU RUN AROUND TOWN LIKE A FOOL AND YOU THINK THAT IT'S GROOVY'
© Chantal Rens 2016
published by PANTOFLE BOOKS, January 2016
pages: 100
print: full-colour, offset by Drukkerij Tielen, Boxtel, The Netherlands
dimensions: 20 x 28 x 0,9 cm
weight: 465 g
cover: softcover, leatherlook laminated
edition: 500, signed & numbered
ISBN: 978 90 812913 7 8

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"Maybe the most unnecessary book of 2016, but definitely the most funny one I came across. Chantal Rens is a Dutch artist that uses photography often as a starting point for her collages. In ‘You run around town like a fool and you think that it’s groovy’, she combines images of animals balancing a glass with spirits on them. You could ask yourself: Why, but this is exactly why the book is deadly funny. Numerous combinations of images, definitely never seen before. I would highly recommend this book that also probably the longest title of a photo book produced in 2016."
— Erik Kessels, Photobooks of 2016, PHOTOBOOKSTORE
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"This book might become the most hilarious book published in 2016. Dutch artist Chantal Rens (1981) made collages showing all kinds of animals carrying on their back glasses of different alcoholic beverages. Simple, yet very well executed."
— Edie Peters, PhotoQ Bookshop
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"Recent arrival with very long title: You Run Around Town Like a Fool and You Think That It's Groovy by Chantal Rens presents collages of wild and domesticated animals with beverages balanced on their backsides." — Printed Matter 06.2016
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"Bokå for alkohol å dyre entusiaster."
— R. André 02.2016
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"You run around town like a fool and you think that it’s groovy es una muy divertida colección de collages, perfecta para empezar la semana. (...) Aquí presenta una serie de fotografías de animales en una vena entre surrealista y absurda, que nos recuerda el trabajo de lo que podríamos llamar una escuela holandesa, entre Ruth van Beek, Paul Kooiker, o el propio Erik Kessels. La fauna de Chantal Rens es variada, desde perros ( muchos ) hasta serpientes o peces. Variada como la fauna que suele frecuentar diversos actos sociales o culturales como inauguraciones de exposiciones o ferias de arte.Y es que la bebida social es una parte importante de esos encuentros culturales. La critica es amable pero imparable. Los animales lucen sus mejores galas con la copa puesta…El conjunto es hilarante, y bienvenido en época de ferias anunciadas o inminentes… y también de crisis de la fotografía o del fotolibro. Nuestros animales favoritos, tan presentes en las redes sociales, son buenos testigos de nuestras inclinaciones. Pero sigue siendo tan excitante ( groovy ) ir de exposición en exposición?(...)" — Gabriela Cendoya-Bergareche, gabrielacendoya 02.2016