Publisher: Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2008
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 106582
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First edition, first printing. Deluxe Limited Edition of 100 copies with an original color print mounted on antique paper, signed in pencil in the margin by Mills and numbered verso. Print 8-1/2 x 6-1/2 inches; paper 13-5/8 x 10-1/4 inches. The book is additionally signed in black ink on the title page by Mills.
Hardcover. White paper-covered boards with tipped-in four-color plate on the front cover, title stamped in black on cover and spine and Mills' animalian motif debossed in black on the rear board; no dust jacket as issued. The gilt-edged book and print are contained in a white paper-covered clamshell box debossed with Mills' animalian motif and title in black. Silk-screened prints by Joseph Mills. Unpaginated (32 pp.), with 27 four-color plates beautifully printed full-bleed on fine matte art paper. Book measures 14-1/4 x 11 inches; clamshell box 15-1/2 x 12 inches.
From the publisher: "This collection is our third collaboration with the remarkable Joseph Mills. An artist of unique vision and exceptional skill, Mills is influenced in particular by the Dada and Surrealist movements, and by his personal experience of psychosis. He describes his earliest artistic accomplishment as 'simply surviving through creativity.' Starting out as a photographer, a snow-induced confinement indoors kicked off a second creative practice: collage. Now, 35 years later, these two ostensibly different bodies of work continue along simultaneously parallel and overlapping paths. Our first monograph, Inner City, features Mills's street photography while the second, The Loves of the Poets, is devoted to collage. In this gorgeous new book we present silk-screened images, a medium relatively new to Mills but one he deploys with his own inimitable genius. Anarch is fascinating, beautiful and truly unique.
Joseph Mills has lived and worked in Washington, DC for many years. His work has been widely exhibited and can be found in numerous private and museum collections."