Publisher: Oakland, California and Paso Robles, California: Todd Hido and Nazraeli Press, 2018
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113312
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This deluxe limited edition suite of 15 original archival pigment prints, is limited to only 12 numbered copies + 5 artist proofs. The paper size of the prints is 11-1/2 x 17 inches; the image sizes slightly vary but most (11) are 11-1/4 x 16-3/4 inches, with a 1/8-1/4 inch white border; four of the images have different dimensions and an image size of 11-1/4 x 14-3/4 (2) or 11-1/4 x 13-7/8 (2). Each print is signed and numbered in pencil on verso by Hido. The 15 prints are individually protected with clear archival (acid-free) polyester film sleeves and all are housed, with a signed copy of the book, in a clamshell box which was custom-made for this deluxe edition.
ABOUT THE BOOK: First edition, first printing. Boldly signed in gold marker on the title page by Hido. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated cloth-covered boards, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Todd Hido. Introductory text by Alexander Nemerov. 104 pp., with 48 four-color plates, two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring 25 x 40 inches. 12 x 17-1/2 inches. This first edition was limited to 3000 copies. The publisher SOLD OUT of the book within several weeks of its release.
New in publisher's packaging (opened only for inspection).
From the publisher: “We are thrilled to announce the publication of Todd Hido’s new monograph, Bright Black World. For over two decades, Hido has crafted narratives through loose and mysterious suburban scenes, desolate landscapes, and stylized portraits. He has traversed North America capturing places that feel at once familiar and unknown; welcoming and unsettling. Underscoring the influences of Nordic mythology and specifically the idea of ‘Fimbulwinter,’ which translates into the ‘endless winter’, many of Hido’s new images allude to and provide form for this notion of an apocalyptic, never-ending winter.
Exploring the dark terrain of the Northern European landscape and regions as far as the North Sea of Japan enchanted Hido, calling him back on several occasions. This newest publication highlights the artist’s first significant foray extensively photographing territory outside of the United States, chronicling a decidedly new psychological geography.
Opening with a text by Alexander Nemerov, Bright Black World comprises 48 plates printed in an oversized format, and featuring two vertical gatefolds and a fold-out poster measuring some 25 x 40 inches. This first printing is limited to 3,000 clothbound copies.
Todd Hido’s photographs have been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, and most recently at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, Switzerland. Other major institutions that have exhibited Hido’s work include the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; Miami Art Museum, Florida; Netherland Architecture Institute, Rotterdam; Palazzo Ducale, Genova, Italy; Samsung Museum of Modern Art in Korea; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. His work was most recently on view in the 49th edition of Les Recontres d’Arles, France.
Work by Hido is held in public and private collections including the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Smithsonian; and Fotomuseum Winterthur. Bright Black World is Todd Hido’s seventh monograph.”