Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 108609
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Two-volume set with photographically illustrated laminated paper-covered boards, contained in a fine black cloth-covered slipcase with title blind-stamped on spine. Photographs and paintings by David Deutsch. Essays (in both volumes) by Laurence A. Rickels. Includes list of plates in each volume. Designed by Jack Woody. Each volume 80 pp.; Volume One (Paintings) contains 36 four-color plates; Volume Two (Photographs) contains 41 black and white plates printed full-bleed. Each book 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches; slipcase 8 1/4 x 11 inches. This first edition was limited to 1000 copies.
From the essay by Laurence A. Rickels: "In psychoanalytic terms . . . Deutsch shows our vision in sync or swinging with the alternating alterations between identification and projection. These are the parallel universals of Deutsch's art world that turn around the axis to grind the lenses now of not-seeing-but-being the bit parts we borrow or take in from others, now of seeing through to the screen of what's coming at us, not as evidence of our senses, but rather in our own defense, one that rests not on what we see but on what we forget." From the artist: "I analyze the pictures. I study them as if they were surveillance photos from a satellite or a hidden camera, to absorb impressions and what I might do with them. The photographs inform my painting because their virtual nothingness makes the paint more important to me."