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Ken Schles: Oculus, Deluxe Limited Edition (with Archival Pigment Print)

Publisher: Groningen, The Netherlands: Stichting Fotografie Noorderlicht / Aurora Borealis, 2011
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9789076703459
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108599



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


First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 20 copies, with an original fiber pigment print (8 x 10 inches) on Museo Silver Rag 300gsm 100% cotton archival paper, signed and numbered in the lower margin by Schles. The print and book are contained in a custom, debossed cloth-covered slipcase.

Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper covered boards, quarter-bound in beige linen cloth; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Ken Schles. 96 pp., with 35 four-color plates printed on double gatefold matte paper. 12 x 8-3/4 inches. This first edition of the book was limited to 1000 copies.


New (from the artist's archive).


From the publisher: "We infuse the world we encounter with meaning, with social and symbolic significance based on the value we place upon representations we share. This, perhaps, is the irony of our conceptualizations: We make and share images so that we may know the world. But what is the nature of our image representations and what do they offer? Spurred on by private upheavals to reassess his understanding of the image and its connection to memory, Ken Schles offers to us in Oculus a haunting search for meaning that takes us outside the noise and quotidian confusion of popular culture. Oculus is a journey that points beyond the shadow-play of images. It is meditation on the nature of perception and eistence in the gray light of this world."