"The reliably arcane Chan laces sexual frenzy with heady lucubration."
The Marquis de Sade wrote his masterpiece 120 Days of Sodom in a mere 37 days, during his imprisonment in the Bastille in 1785. With no real writing materials available, he wrote it in tiny writing on a continuous, 12-metre-long (39 feet) roll of paper. In other words, he wrote it on toilet paper. Individual small pieces of writing were smuggled out and later glued together. When the Bastille was stormed and looted on July 14, 1789, at the beginning of the French Revolution, Sade believed the work was lost forever and later wrote that he "wept tears of blood" over its loss.In memory of Sade, Chan has produced a special and unique form of remembrance for one of the most cunning and controversial writers in the Western world. Sadean writing paper reinterprets the original writing paper Sade used to compose his masterpiece in contemporary terms. Each roll is hand crafted using standard toilet paper from New York based detention centers and wrapped in specially printed tissue paper with a logo designed by Chan that read "This Kills Fascists." Visually anchoring the piece is a graphic label sticker, also designed by Chan. This work premiered at the 2017 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1.
Collect it as a work, write your erotic masterpiece on it, or simply use it to wipe your ass.