N° 8 : MELANIE SCARCIGLIA
Mélanie with her genuinely altruistic nature, charismatic persona and striking determination is our eighth portrait.
As co-founder of the acclaimed art book publishing house,Three Star Books, Melanie operates with a fearless ease between world famous artists, notorious collectors and renowned museum curators and art galleries, dedicated to bringing to light her passion for her artist’s books.
Three Star books, founded in 2007 with her partner in life, the illustrious Christophe Boutin, is publishing artist’s books in limited editions with the finest contemporary artists, such as Maurizio Cattelan, John Baldessari, Sylvie Fleury and Cyprien Gaillard just to mention a few. Together, they are providing books in multiple forms that are artworks themselves – from handmade and lusciously tactile to abstract, sculptural and monumental.
A wildly varied collection of inventive and spectacular work that challenges expectations. Publications that strike a perfect balance between experimental ways of book-making, respect of the content and attention to printing quality and sometimes also a powerful study between two and three dimensional forms.
As Francis bacon said in his essays :
“Books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.”
Three Star books are definitely to be chewed and digested !
Based in Paris, where they have their office and studio, which doubles as an exhibition space, Mélanie and Christophe are also involved in numerous art fairs and workshops around the world.