Archive for November, 2011

Broken Nose

November 25, 2011

Actual Size:
2.5 x 3.5 inches

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Color Me Beautiful

November 23, 2011

Copies of Color Me Beautiful are now available for order.

5.5 x 8.5 inches (139.7 x 215.9 mm)
Color Laser Printed
Saddle Stitch
Soft Cover
38 pages
Hand Numbered Edition of 75
$15 plus shipping

Please use the button below to place your order:

Here is the book trailer:

The musical track accompanying the book trailer is Vamos A Bailar by Maria Conchita from the original soundtrack to Brian DePalma’s Scarface.

Skiing

November 22, 2011

Actual Size:
2.5 x 3.5 inches

On Verso:
Tignes, Fevrier 1939

Luke Stettner – Eyes that are like two suns

November 22, 2011

First up is a book not seen at Offprint Paris but one that I think is still worth showcasing.

Self-Published by good friend Luke Stettner, Eyes that are like two suns is an artist book designed to go along with a gallery exhibition Stettner had last month at Kate Werble Gallery in New York City.

The exhibition and book shared the same title and while the work in the book was not actually on display in the gallery, the book itself could be thought of as an additional work in and of itself.

The book is beautifully and simply designed by Common Name (my frequent collaborators) and includes text by Carmen Winant.

The design of the book showcases the playful, geometric and abstract forms in Stettner’s photographs while incorporating folded pages that break apart the images and reconfiguring them in dynamic and almost sculptural ways.

Not surprisingly, I saw a number of books in Paris that were equally experimental and bold in terms of their design and treatment of photographs and which made me think of Stettner’s book.

Viviane Sassen’s new book Parasomnia is a prime example as was her first book Flamboya, both designed by SYB.

Spread from Viviane Sassen’s Flamboya

Parasomnia for instance, aggressively crops Sassen’s photographs so that part of the image will be visible on the right edge of a spread while the rest of the image continues, when you turn that page over, along the left edge. This sounds confusing and complicated but the book feels elegant even when I think it’s gone too far. But the methodology does serve a purpose, forcing the mind of the viewer to add the two parts of the images together in the mind, triggering fragmentary thoughts about the nature of memory and time.

The main issue I’m getting at is how photographs are treated within a book format; Do they need to be perfectly centered on the page and not obscured in any way or should the design of the book and layout of the images reflect upon the overall project and idea being presented.

It’s a complicated issue but one that Eyes that are like two suns addresses head on and in a successful way.

Eyes that are like two suns
8.5 x 11 inches
4 colour offset printing
Saddle Stitched
Soft Cover
48 pages
Edition of 250

Books

November 22, 2011

I returned late last week from Offprint Paris where I presented my books and had my own table. Overall it was a great experience and many thanks go out to all those who supported the publishing project and took home one or more of my books.

Having spent the first evening at Paris Photo and the rest of my time at Offprint, I felt that the excitement, energy and experimentation happening in book publishing was definitely more exciting than anything I saw at the big fair.

Paris Photo was a big improvement over past presentations though, if only for its change of venue (to the Grande Palais) but the work on display was still more or less the usual suspects. Again, even the book section at Paris Photo was where most of the excitement could be felt.

All that being said, I took home very few titles, mainly because I just didn’t want to deal with bringing them back to New York. But I would like to spend more time on these pages looking and talking about books. So please stay tuned.

Elder man

November 15, 2011

Actual Size:
2.75 x 4 inches

On Verso:
21 Mai 1929
82 ans

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Offprint Paris 2011

November 10, 2011

I will have a table at this weekend’s Offprint Paris Book Fair which begins today at 2pm.

Please stop by and say hello.

Line Up

November 10, 2011

Actual Size:
3.5 x 5.5 inches

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Round Two

November 8, 2011

Lucas Blalock, Untitled, 2011

Seems that the second round of fall exhibitions might be more exciting than the first.

René Magritte: Dangerous Liaisons at Blain Di Donna
Through December 1, 2011

Yoko Ono: Uncursed at Galerie Lelong
Through December 10, 2011

Richard Pousette-Dart: East River Studio (organized by Christopher Wool) at Luhring Augustine
Through December 17, 2011

Daniel Gordon: Still Lifes, Portraits & Parts at Wallspace
Through December 17, 2011

Jessica Eaton: Cubes for Albers and LeWitt at Higher Pictures
Through December 17, 2011

Andreas Gursky at Gagosian Gallery
Through December 17, 2011

Michaël Borremans: The Devil’s Dress at David Zwirner Gallery
Through December 17, 2011

Tom Sachs: Work at Sperone Westwater
Through December 17, 2011

Matthew Northridge: Pictures by Wire and Wireless at Kansas
Through December 17, 2011

Corin Hewitt: Medium/Deep at Laurel Gitlen
Through December 22, 2011

Lucas Blalock: XYZ at Ramiken Crucible
Through December 23, 2011

Gareth James: Human Metal at Miguel Abreu
Through December 23, 2011

Leslie Hewitt: Blue Skies, Warm Sunlight at D’Amelio Terras
Through December 23, 2011

Nan Goldin: Scopophilia at Matthew Marks Gallery
Through December 23, 2011

Simen Johan at Yossi Milo
Through December 23, 2011

The Private Collection of Robert Rauschenberg at Gagosian Gallery
Through December 23, 2011

Peter Hujar: Three Lives: Peter Hujar, Paul Thek, & David Wojnarowicz at Matthew Marks Gallery
Through December 23, 2011

John Pilson: Long Story Shorts at Nicole Klagsbrun
Through December 23, 2011

Robert Heinecken: Copywork at Friedrich Petzel Gallery
November 10 – December 22, 2011

Richard Mosse at Jack Shainman Gallery
November 17 – December 22, 2011

The Photographic Project: Color Me Beautiful

November 6, 2011

To request the above photographic book:

Send an email (subject: Color Me Beautiful) to horses [at] horsesthink.com with your name and mailing address.

If you are the first person to respond after the posting, you will receive the first copy of this book in the mail.

Color Me Beautiful
5.5 x 8.5 inches
(139.7 x 215.9 mm)
Color Laser Printed
Saddle Stitch
Soft Cover
Color
38 pages
Edition of 75

*This book is no longer available but copies of Color Me Beautiful will be available shortly.