Publisher: Düsseldorf: Richter Verlag, in association with the Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 111585
First edition, first printing. Signed, dated Dec. 2003 and inscribed to two important figures in contemporary photography in black ink on the front free endpaper by Christenberry. Hardcover. Fine gold linen cloth, with title stamped in red on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs, paintings and sculpture by William Christenberry. Essays (in English and German) by Susanne Lange, Claudia Schubert and Allan Tullos. Includes (in English and German) a biography, exhibition history, bibliography, list of plates and brief biographies of the text contributors. 168 pp., with 137 four-color reproductions, beautifully printed by Heinrich Winterscheidt GmbH, Düsseldorf. 13 x 12-5/8 inches.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
One of the very best monographs of Christenberry's work. Published on the occasion of the 2002 exhibition William Christenberry: Disappearing Places, at the Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln and the Palais voor Schone Kunsten / Palais des Baeux-Arts, Brüssels.
From the publisher: "If Alabama-born artist William Christenberry regularly engages with the countryside of his home state, with the artlessness of the rural idyll, and the local architecture and its relationship to space, his multimedia installation, the so-called "Klan Room," takes this discourse one step further, deeper, and darker. The room, a continuously evolving work-in-progress consisting of a mass of sketches, paintings, sculptures, found objects, and photographs, addresses the subject of violent repression and racist persecution in the United States, and reveals Christenberry's critical reflection on myths and power symbols. Disappearing Places focuses as well on the artist's greater body of work, on his individual photographs, paintings, sculptures, and drawings, as well as his assemblages and material collages, which underline the poetic power of everyday found objects."