Francis Alÿs was born in Antwerp in 1959. He lives and works in Mexico City and London.
Francis Alÿs: Fabiola: An Investigation
Alÿs's collection of Fabiola portraits, numbering in the hundreds and painted by amateurs and professionals alike, is the focus of this intriguing book. Not only does it examine the artist's exploration of collecting practices, but the publication also offers an unusual window into aesthetic, sociological, and anthropological values of the 19th century.