Publisher: Paris: Galerie Xippas, 2000
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113676
First edition, first printing. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated laminated stiff wrappers. Photographs by Vik Muniz. Introduction (in English and French) by Olivier Kaeppelin, translated from French by Brian Holmes. Includes an exhibition history. 48 pp., with 42 four-color reproductions (including 10 installation photographs). 8 5/8 x 8 5/8 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1999 exhibition Vik Muniz: After Warhol, at the Galerie Xippas, Paris.
Near Fine (light shelfwear at some corners).
From the publisher: "In the face of an exaggerated taste for objects and their assemblages, for anecdotal, autarkic life-sequences, all quickly exhausted, yet composing an important part of today's art, Vik Muniz proposes something quite different: a precise conceptual position that accords little worth to the seductions of reality. He takes an ironic stance toward "object-works," illustrational shortcuts, to put the accent instead on the powers of thought and the creative process, the capacities of the human mind to metamorphose the banal, the merely common, into a complex figure which by its very treatment becomes an inexhaustible source of virtualities. What Vik Muniz photographs, what he concretizes, is the distance between ourselves and things, the doubt cast on reality, the construction of another real by art, and particularly by the art of photography, which for him is never simply a shot but above all the activity of a black box, of a mental laboratory."