12 cm x 18 cm. 32 pages. Black/white offset printed softcover.
Published in 2009.
In the limited edition series A Day in the Life of... photographers are portraying a day in their lives, fiction as non-fiction.
The sixth publication in this series is completed by Stockholm based artist Mikael Olsson (b. 1969, Swedish). The airy, dreamy black and white images in this publication were shot on the island of Capri. Their subject is the Villa Lysis, a mansion that was built for the French poet and writer Jacques d'Adelswärd-Fersen. After fleeing France in 1903 after being accused of “indecency” with young boys, Count d'Adelswärd-Fersen lived in the building with his lover Nino Cesarini until his drug-related suicide in 1923.
The building itself was designed by architect Edouard Chimot in an Italianized version of Art Nouveau. The entrance bears the Latin inscription Amori et dolori sacrum – A Holy Place for Love and Sorrow.
First edition of 300 copies, numbered and signed.