Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, in association with The Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS), 2006
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 101885
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies, signed in black ink on the colophon page by del Valle and Gómez, with an original Type-C print (image 2-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches, paper 2-7/8 x 7 inches), signed on verso in black ink by del Valle and Gómez, tipped-in recto the book's penultimate sheet. Hardcover. Bound to be read right to left; bright red cloth-covered boards with tipped-in brown paper title plate stamped in gold (in Chinese script) on the cover, and printed in black on brown paper tipped-in to the spine; gilded-edge pages. Photographs by Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gómez. Text by Chris Pichler (in the form of an emailed essay) printed on a sheet of 11 x 8-1/2 gray paper and tipped-in recto page seven. Unpaginated (48 pp.), with 19 four-color plates beautifully printed on fine matte art paper. 12-1/16 x 12-1/16 inches.
New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature).
From the publisher: "This off-the-wall artist's book is comprised of photographs made at the Hing Yip printing plant in Dongguan, China by the highly acclaimed husband and wife team of Eduardo del Valle and Mirta Gomez. Between Runs refers to the 'down time' artists are given when they are on press, between approving one printing form and waiting to see the next. During a five-day stay in Dongguan to oversee the production of their previous title, Fried Waters, del Valle and Gomez made good use of their down time to produce an insightful body of work that combines elements of traditional Chinese scroll paintings, theatrical backdrops and modern graffiti; all found objects within the sprawling grounds of the printing plant. The resulting images are raw snippets of time that resonate with a rare and unlikely beauty.
Del Valle and Gomez are recipients of Guggenheim, Cintas and NEA fellowships in photography. Their work is widely collected and was recently presented in the 'Landscape: Recent Acquisitions' exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Between Runs is printed in a limited edition of 500 numbered and signed copies, each with an original Type C photograph, printed by the artists and tipped-in on the back page."