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Christopher Wool: Absent Without Leave [SIGNED]

Publisher: Berlin: DAAD, 1993
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 3893570438
Condition: New / New
Item #: 107700

$575.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Signed in pencil on the title page by Wool. Soft cover. White stiff wrappers, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Artist's book, with photographs by Christopher Wool. Unpaginated (336 pp.), with 160 black-and-white plates throughout. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies. [Cited in Martin Parr and Gerry Badger, The Photobook: A History, Volume III. (London and New York: Phaidon, 2014)].

Condition

New in New dust jacket, wrapped in publisher's glassine paper (from the artist's archive).

Description

Wool's travel photographs, taken between 1989 and 1993, are here reproduced as low-tech photocopies. Featuring stray dogs, street scenes, architectural details and still lifes, the grainy, high-contrast, nearly abstract work suggests the fleeting nature of travel and the stolen moments that collectively comprise lived experience.