Antoine Lefebvre

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Antoine Lefebvre is an artist based in Paris and New York. He ran La Bibliothèque Fantastique, a publishing structure for artist books (2009-2013). He sees himself as a minimalist publisher in the sense that all the “superfluous” has been removed. His publishing house offers virtual black-and-white artists’ books that are free and downloadable under the Free Art License. For Lefebvre, copying, reproducing and making available (existing books) are acts synonymous to producing, and therefore the act of publishing and editing is equivalent to artistic production. This artistic side of publishing is at the center of Lefebvre’s dissertation, in which he writes about his own publishing house.