Publisher: Göttingen, Germany: Steidl Verlag, 2005
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: As New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 112509
First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 1000 copies (this being copy number 147), signed and numbered in pencil on the tipped-in limitation page by Schorr. Hardcover. Beige cloth-covered boards with tipped-in four-color plate, tipped-in title label and the artist's name stamped in black on cover, and tipped-in title plate on spine, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs, facsimile collages and text by Collier Schorr. 160 pp., with 150 four-color plates beautifully printed on heavy buff paper by Steidl, Göttingen. 11-1/4 x 9-5/8 inches.
From the artist: "The Jens pictures began as an experiment. To photograph a young boy in many of the positions that Andrew Wyeth painted the model Helga; to give someone another identity and photograph them through the transformation. The work evolved into a kind of dance between the two models, between painting and photography, between the exacting detail of photography and all the nuances of sketches and drawings. As a way of keeping track of all these images, I began to clip out the contact prints I liked and to paste them into Wyeth's book The Helga Pictures. The Wyeth volume became something like a log or sketchbook, the antithesis of photography where the viewer sees only the finished and perfected photograph. Here they see hundreds of attempts. Each page compiles years worth of shots, the same picture taken again and again over time. The camera formats change; the boy's body changes, the light changes. Levels of intimacy change. The boy grows further away from the soft curves of femininity yet closer in his comfort and collaboration."