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Lee Friedlander: Signs [SIGNED]

Publisher: New York: Fraenkel Gallery, 2019
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781881337485
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113510

$150.00

Specifics

Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.

First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by Friedlander. Hardcover. Photographically illustrated laminated boards; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Friedlander. 120 pp., with 144 duotone plates. 11-3/4 x 12-1/2 inches.

Lee Friedlander’s work is widely known for transforming our visual understanding of contemporary American culture. Known for passionately embracing all subject matter, Friedlander photographed nearly every facet of American life from the 1950s to the present. From factories in Pennsylvania, to the jazz scene in New Orleans, to the deserts of the Southwest, Friedlander's complex formal visual strategies continue to influence the way we understand, analyze, and experience modern American experience. Friedlander's work continues to influence photographic practice internationally, in part due to the heightened sense of self-awareness that is a trademark of so many of his photographs and in part because of his ability to embrace wide-ranging subject matter, always interpreting it in an elegance that hadn't existed prior to his work.

Condition

New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature).

Description

From the publisher: "For more than five decades, Lee Friedlander has repeatedly been drawn to the signs that inscribe the American landscape, from hand-lettered ads to storefront windows to massive billboards. Incorporating these markings with precision and sly humor, Friedlander’s photographs record a kind of found poetry of desire and commerce.

Focusing on one of the artist’s key motifs, Lee Friedlander: Signs presents a cacophony of wheat-paste posters, Coca-Cola ads, prices for milk, road signs, stop signs, neon lights, movie marquees and graffiti. The book collects 144 photographs made in New York and other places across the US, and features self-portraits, street photographs and work from series including The American Monument and America by Car, among others. Illegible or plainspoken, crude or whimsical, Friedlander’s signs are an unselfconscious portrait of modern life."