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Penelope Umbrico: Out of Order, Limited Edition (with Type-C Print Variant "Office Furniture / Reception Area") [SIGNED]

Publisher: Paris: RVB Books, 2014
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 9791090306288
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112030

$95.00

Specifics

First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 500 stamp-numbered copies, with an original Type-C print ("Office Furniture / Reception Area" [image size 3-3/4 x 5-1/2 inches; paper size 4 x 6 inches]). Signed and dated "Nov. 14, 2014 / Paris" in black ink on the colophon page by Umbrico. Soft cover. Trifold folio with inlaid sheets. Artist's book with found photographs and essay (in French and English) by Penelope Umbrico. Additional text (in French and English) by Clément Chéroux. 138 pp., with four-color and black-and-white plates. 11 x 9 inches.

Condition

New in publisher's packaging.

Description

From the artist: "Out of Order is a collection of images I found between 2008 and 2013 on office liquidations websites that buy the entire stock of furniture from offices going out of business. Among the offerings of used office desks for sale are the office plants whose job it was to make office employees feel more human -- to give them something to care for in these synthetic modular spaces. The objects pictured in these images are the aftermath and by-products of a Modernism infused with a disparity between free market optimism and its dystopic result."