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Roe Ethridge: "Old Fruit," Limited Edition Archival Pigment Print (Includes a Copy of the Book "Lynn Valley 6")

Publisher: New York, Toronto and North Vancouver: Roe Ethridge, Bywater Bros. Editions and Presentation House Gallery, 2010
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN: 9780920293768
Condition: New
Item #: 108174



Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.

First edition, first printing. A limited edition original, archival pigment print, "Old Fruit," limited to 26 lettered copies (this being edition K) and 4 artist's proofs, signed and lettered in black ink by Ethridge on a laid-in printed label. The print image is 12-1/2 x 10 inches, on 14 x 11 inch archival paper.

Includes a copy of the book Lynn Valley 6. Book Description: Softcover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Collaborative artist's book by Roe Ethridge and Cheyney Thompson. Unpaginated (64 pp.), with four-color plates throughout. 9-1/4 x 6-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 unnumbered copies.


New. Book and print in flawless, pristine condition.


From the publisher: "Roe Ethridge (American, b. 1969) is widely recognized for his exploration of a fertile territory between commercial and 'art' photography. Ethridge often borrows images already in circulation, including outtakes from his own commercial work. 'Everything seems to end up in a magazine sooner or later,' Ethridge has said. For example, Old Fruit was first featured on the cover of the 2010 photo issue of Vice magazine. In his collaborative work for Lynn Valley, Ethridge drew upon the descriptive power of photography and the ease with which images are now accessed, duplicated, and recombined. His visual fugues juxtapose and collage images, for example through a superimposition of a plain white plate from the website of Bed, Bath & Beyond onto a checkered Comme des Garçons scarf. Combining and recombining already recontextualized images, Ethridge at once subverts the photograph's original roles and renews their signifying possibilities.

Lynn Valley 6 is collaborative bookwork by New York artists Roe Ethridge and Cheyney Thompson. Ethridge is a photographer known for his clear depictive style and eclectic subject matter, while Thompson's most recent works are abstract and semi-representational paintings on canvas. Together, they have created a book that combines two highly diverse practices into a unique dialogue. Published in conjunction with a two-person exhibition at Art Basel Miami in 2009, Lynn Valley 6 includes selected documentary details of Thompson's paintings together with outtakes from Ethridge's commercial magazine work. Their juxtapositions, which at first appear haphazard, coalesce into an increasingly complex rumination on the creative process. Along with glimpses of both artists' studios, the book also includes notebook sketches, collages, fabric samples and color charts. Utilizing a collagist approach, Lynn Valley 6 presents each artist's work in a way never seen before."