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Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 101486
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the colophon page by Goicolea. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards, with dust jacket. Photographs by Anthony Goicolea. Brief text by Jane Harris. Includes a CD-ROM containing five short video works and "outtakes" by Goicolea, and an interview by Gus Van Sant. The CD-ROM is laid in a printed sleeve affixed to the inside front cover. Designed by Jack Woody and Anthony Goicolea. Unpaginated, with 153 four-color plates, beautifully printed on heavy fine paper. 9 x 13 inches. This first edition of Anthony Goicolea was limited to 2500 hardbound copies. A scarce signed copy.
New in New dust jacket (opened only for signature). A flawless copy.
From Harris' text: "Anthony Goicolea's recent landscape photographs read like the travelogue of a puerile mystic: a vision of the natural world where twisted Dr. Doolittle fantasies of frolicking animals take center stage, and pastoral dreams worthy of Virgil and Giorgione are mischievously rearranged. More than idyllic beauty or divine awe, these sublime vistas and picturesque scenes evoke a sense of preternatural kitsch. They are William Blake spirit-visions absurdly derailed, the shenanigans of imbecile angels on the lam, ecstasy-induced plots in an Arcadian farce. Ultimately, of course, they are the digital antics of an artist who sees in the genre of landscape yet another malleable tableau. And, as with his photographs of himself in replica, each boy clone playing a part in some larger psycho-sexual drama, every element--flora or fauna--is given a role."
From Jennifer Dalton: "Across the specific differences among Goicolea's works, the artist tirelessly excavates human weakness, awkwardness, and discomfort. Toward the end, he returns again and again to his themes of adolescent sexuality, unflinching self-exploration, and the never-ending contest between victims and victimizers. We are torn between the desire to witness these strivers and underdogs evolve gloriously into calm, powerful grown-ups and wanting to observe the Peter Pans as they play out the piercing struggles of adolescence -- such apt metaphors for the rest of life's battles -- into eternity."