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Nazraeli Press One Picture Book Two Series, Set 2: #5-8, Limited Edition(s) (with 4 Prints): Mark Ruwedel: Studio E.R. [Ed Ruscha]; Jo Ann Callis: Cheap Thrills; Mike Mulno: Residential Variations; Jan Banning: The Sweating Subject

Publisher: Paso Robles, California: Nazraeli Press, 2019
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113362



To subscribe to the One Picture Book Two series, and receive a copy of each future book and signed print at the subscription price of $40, please inquire (limited availability).

Nazraeli Press One Picture Book Two Series, Set 2: Titles #5 to 8:

All of the titles in the set share the following format: First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Each title is a limited edition of 500 hand-numbered copies, with one loose 5x7-inch original print signed by the artist. Paper-covered photographically-illustrated boards with quarter-bound colored cloth (color of the cloth used varies with each slipcased set of four books), with printed title on matching paper pasted down on cloth spine, all contained in a paper-covered four-volume slipcase with debossed title printed in white and black; no dust jacket as issued. 16 pp., with four-color and/or duotone plates (number of plates varies by title). 8-1/2 x 6 inches (slipcase is 8-5/8 x 6-1/8 inches).

#5. Mark Ruwedel: Studio E.R. [Ed Ruscha]: 7 duotone plates. ISBN: 9781590055069.

#6. Jo Ann Callis: Cheap Thrills: 13 four-color plates. ISBN: 9781590055076.

#7. Mike Mulno: Residential Variations: 13 four-color plates. ISBN: 9781590055083.

#8. Jan Banning: The Sweating Subject: 15 four-color plates. ISBN: 9781590055090.


New. All books, slipcase and prints are in flawless condition, in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature) and packaging.


From the publisher (from the announcement of the new Series): "We are excited to announce the launch of One Picture Book Two: an upgraded, upscaled follow-up to our much-loved One Picture Book series of artists’ books. Each title will be limited to 500 numbered copies, and will include a removable, signed, original print. The books will be a little bigger, with a fresh design, but the price remains the same. Subscribers to the series are guaranteed a copy of each release for $40, complete with four-volume slipcase. For non-subscribers, individual titles start at $50, with the price increasing as the books sell out. The first four titles of One Picture Book Two will be released in May 2018: DMZ (Korean Demilitarized Zone) by Michael Kenna; Florida Dogs by Tony Mendoza; Lone Ranger by Betty Hahn; and Monument by Carrie Mae Weems. Subsequent releases will include titles by JoAnn Callis, Mark Ruwedel, Daido Moriyama, Susan Zadeh, Laurie Simmons, Michael Mulno, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio, Toshio Shibata, Todd Hido, Mark Steinmetz, Leon Borensztein, Corey Arnold, and many others."

From the publisher:

#5. Mark Ruwedel: Studio E.R. [Ed Ruscha]: "Our first artist’s book with Mark Ruwedel catalogues seven buildings used at various times as art studios by Ed Ruscha.

Based in Los Angeles, where these images were made, Mark Ruwedel has been photographing the North American landscape for over 30 years. A prolific photographer who visits the same places and subjects again and again over extended periods of time, Ruwedel says of his approach: “I have come to think of the land as being an enormous historical archive; as a whole, the work explores the relationships of the social, technological and cultural with the natural world.”

Mark Ruwedel’s work is widely exhibited in the United States and abroad. It is held within the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art;
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Tate Modern, London; and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, among many others. He is a Guggenheim Fellow (2014) and a recipient of the Scotiabank Photography Award."

#6. Jo Ann Callis: Cheap Thrills: "In her delicious contribution to our One Picture Book Two series, Jo Ann Callis presents 13 highly-charged photographs of suggestively anthropomorphic desserts from her series ‘Cheap Thrills: Forbidden Pleasures’.

Created in the early 1990s, this body of work was among several that Callis created at the time exploring gender and sexuality. Since emerging in the late 1970s as one of the first important practitioners of the ‘fabricated photographs’ movement, Callis has used photography to render the sensual tones and textures of fabric and food, or to animate clay figures of her own making.

Jo Ann Callis was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and relocated to Los Angeles in 1961. She enrolled at UCLA in 1970 where she began taking classes with Robert Heinecken, among other prominent artists. She started teaching at CalArts in 1976 and remains a faculty member of the School of Art’s Program in Photography and Media. She has continued to photograph, draw, and paint, and her work has been widely exhibited in such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Hammer Museum; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and many others.

In 2009 a retrospective of her work, Woman Twirling, was presented by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Callis has received three NEA Fellowships and a Guggenheim Fellowship, among other awards and prizes."

#7. Mike Mulno: Residential Variations: "The 13 photographs presented in Residential Variations are selected from a larger body of work of the same title, which depicts a series of homes within a Southern California neighborhood. Through time or a succession of personal aesthetic decisions each house has been reformed from, but still resembles the simple post-war modern home that once defined the neighborhood. Interest and beauty is found within these modest domestic structures and their revisions.

Michael Mulno’s photographs are included in several public and private collections including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego."

#8. Jan Banning: The Sweating Subject: "“The Sweating Subject is a series of group portraits of tribal chiefs and their court, which includes myself, photographer Jan Banning. All are members of the Gonda or Dagomba tribe in the Northern Territories of Ghana — except for me: I am from the Netherlands. I came to Ghana on an assignment to photograph the mixing of tradition and modernity and was invited by the chiefs to have my photo taken with them.

Much has already been said about the power of the photographer who travels the world and records ‘the other’. But although the camera position, lighting and other aesthetic and technical details for these photographs were determined by me, I am just as much an object as all the other people portrayed. They are ‘selfies’ without self-determination: in the end it was my driver or one of my interpreters who decided when to press the button. And although formally the photographer, I was as expectant and powerless as everyone else at the decisive moment.

The Sweating Subject recalls colonial photography in which we see a white man pose as the big boss together with his nonwhite ‘subjects’. But this white man is a lot less imposing as he sits in the midst of the chiefs and their courtiers who, despite their heavy and warm ceremonial clothes, look proud, dignified and completely in their element. In fact, he looks like a stranger, misplaced and perspiring heavily, so unsuited is he to the climate.” — Jan Banning"