by Pablo Schlumberger
The publication 1 is a hybrid; it’s a fusion of artist book, monograph and field report. It thematically revolves around Pablo Schlumberger’s euro figurine, a sculpture made from nine one-euro coins that was stolen from Schlumberger’s studio in 2017. Since the disappearance of the sculpture, he has repeatedly created drawings, watercolors, underwater photographs, sculptures and installations that imagine the existence and examine the absence of the sculpture. They draw a picture of something that was or that could have been. The book 1 draws up an interim balance to this body of work and simultaneously is part of this ongoing examination of the vanished sculpture.