Paul Pfeiffer (Hatje Cantz)
Publisher: Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111752
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated paper-covered boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Paul Pfeiffer. Essays (in German and English) by Valeria Liebermann and Stefano Basilico. Conversation with the artist (in German and English) by Thomas Ruff. Includes a list of works, biography, list of awards, exhibition history and publications. Designed by Anna Wesek, Düsseldorf. 80 pp., with 35 four-color plates and 2 black-and-white plates finely printed in Germany on Alegro Halbmatt 150 g/qm paper by Dr. Cantz'sche Druckerei, Ostfildern-Ruit. 12 x 9-7/8 inches. Published on the occasion of a 2004 exhibition at K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf.
Near Fine (bump to lower corner (affecting the boards and text block, and moderate surface rubbing).
From the publisher: "Born in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1966, Paul Pfeiffer is considered one of the shooting stars of 20th century art. He has attracted widespread attention with his digitally processed photographs and videos in which he dissects, fragments, and eradicates familiar images of 'global icons,' thus raising questions about their identities, their origins, and approaches to the reconstruction of such idols in a world dominated by mass media. In his 24 Landscapes(2000), for example, he eliminates the figure of Marilyn Monroe from famous George Barris film stills, thereby diverting the viewer's gaze to the romantic landscape scenes in the background. Beginning with Pfeiffer's Self-Portrait as a Fountain (2000), this book presents readers with a selection of the artist's videos, sculptures, and photographs realized within the past three years."