Christope Boutin

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Christope Boutin


Christophe Boutin


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Three Stars Books, France

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Christophe Boutin was born in Paris in 1957. After graduating from Ecole Estienne and two additional years of study at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, he co-founded the punk band “Edith Nylon” in 1977 and recorded three albums through 1983. Soon after, Boutin made his transition into the visual arts where he exhibited his works in numerous galleries and institutions such as Yvon Lambert (Paris) in 1987 and Giorgio Persano Gallery (Turin) 1992. In subsequent years the digital age inspired Boutin to direct his focus towards the development and creation of artist’s books as works of art and thus he co-founded both onestar press and Three Star Books; two distinguished book presses dedicated to the publication of books by artists.

Since the inauguration of onestar press (2000/2119) and Three Star Books (2007), Christophe Boutin has conducted numerous workshops and conferences focusing upon artist’s books in art schools and institutions such as: Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Norway; Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna; The Moderna Museet, Stockholm; IUAV, Venice; Fondation De Appel, Amsterdam; Ecole des Beaux Arts de Paris. In 2013, at the invitation of Bernard Blistène (Director of the department of cultural development at the Centre Pompidou) Christophe Boutin and Mélanie Scarciglia (co-founder of both onestar press and Three Star Books) participated in founding BOOK MACHINE (Paris) at the Centre Pompidou, a 3-week engagement of conferences, performances and artist’s book publishing all entirely dedicated to the process of book production in the grandest sense.

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“Christope Boutin,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed February 8, 2023,