Publisher: Paris and Nice, France: Réunion des musées nationaux, and Musée national Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice, 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108313
First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated French-fold wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Paintings by Adam Adach. Text (in French and English) by Jean-Michel Foray, Patricia Falguières, Alexander Pühringer, Yann Chateigné and conversation with the artist by Julia Garimorth. Includes a biography, list of plates and list of exhibited works. 120 pp., with 100 four-color illustrations. 11 x 8-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Musée national Message Biblique Marc Chagall, Nice.
Near Fine (light shelf wear, else Fine).
Not unlike Luc Tuymans, Adam Adach creates neo-history paintings from existing photographs. From Open Democracy: "Adam Adach is a Polish painter who currently lives and works in Paris. Much of his work is derived from objects such as anonymous portraits, discarded photographs (both of his own family and of unknown people and places), books, and old magazines. He is interested in the way in which ideologies, such as communism and fascism, have affected the individual within the different nations of Europe, and how the 'little people' fit within or fall out of a grand historical narrative. Although his paintings are far removed from their source imagery, Adach maintains that the documentary aspect of the found photograph allows him to explore 'a different dimension' of the image 'without losing its link to history.'"