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Michael Abrams: Strange & Singular [SIGNED]

Publisher: Bethesda, Maryland: Loosestrife Editions, 2007
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 0975312014
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 113684



First edition, first printing. Signed in black ink on the first page by Abrams, with text in blue ink "Be Good. Pay attention. Enjoy the journey...." Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with the artist's name embossed against a green rectangular stamp on cover, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Found photographs and quotes assembled by Michael Abrams. Designed by John Gossage for "The Co.of." 144 pp., with 33 four-color plates, 117 duotone plates and 3 laid-in photographs, beautifully printed in China by OGP, Hong Kong. 9-1/8 x 8-1/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 1,000 copies.


Fine in Fine dust jacket. A mint copy.


From the publisher: "This first book by Michael Abrams is an album in which the artist's image makes only a fleeting appearance, yet whose hand touches every page. A journey informed by a quote from Michel Foucault… 'a readiness to find strange and singular what surrounds us; a certain relentlessness to break up our familiarities and to regard otherwise the same things; a fervor to grasp what is happening and what passes; a casualness in regard to the traditional hierarchies of the important and the essential'. Abrams sifts through the trove of discarded images that define our past and re-edits them for a new purpose. His goal - to provoke, question or demand reconsideration of our established assumptions. If not initiated by our curiosity, if not what surrounds us everyday, if not that which we might turn on its head, then what?"