Publisher: Ghent: Ludion Press, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 106136
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Paintings and photographs by Luc Tuymans. Essays by Gerrit Vermeiren, Dieter Roelstraete, Montserrat Albores Gleason and Rose Van Doninck. Includes a biography and a list of plates. 200 pp., with 320 four-color plates printed on matte paper in Belgium by Die Keure, Bruges. 10-1/2 x 8-3/4 inches.
Fine (slight wear at the extremities).
Luc Tuymans' paintings are more photographic than most photographs. His work is deeply rooted in the aesthetics of memory, the stream of media images in our culture, cinema and video, the "photographic" cues that we expect -- the way the edges of light look in an enlarged low-resolution image, the fragmentation in a snapshot, the "physicality" of a Polaroid -- and the apparent randomness of his wide-ranging subject matter (from the Holocaust to the specific pink color of the Financial Times).