Publisher: London and New York: Phaidon Press, Inc., 2009
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: New / New
Item #: 107863
First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Tuymans. Hardcover. White laminated wrappers with title printed in black on cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Paintings and text by Luc Tuymans. Text by Nancy Spector, Ulrich Loock and Juan Vicente Aliaga. 260 pp., with 250 four-color and 40 black-and-white illustrations. 11-3/8 x 9-7/8 inches.
New in New dust jacket (opened only for signature).
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). From the publisher: "Tuymans' monochromatic palette and his choice of subject matter - domestic interiors, commonplace objects and family portraits - link painting with post-war filmmaking and amateur photography. The sources of images on many of his canvases give his work a brooding violence. Although modest in scale and sensitive in execution, his work is powerful in its haunting evocation of lost lives and repressed histories."