Publisher: Barcelona: Ediciones Polígrafa, in association with Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno de Valencia, the Koldo Mitxelena Kultuunea, San Sebastián, and the Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, 2001
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 113711
First edition (English), first printing. Hardcover. Yellow cloth-covered boards, with title stamped in yellow on spine and blue woven book mark sewn in, with photographically-illustrated dust jacket. Edited by Elizabeth Janus and Gloria Moure. Texts (in English) by Gloria Moure, Tony Oursler, Elizabeth Janus, Tony Conrad, Raymond Bellour and Constance DeJong, and interviews with Tony Oursler by Dan Graham and Mike Kelley. Includes an illustrated "Optical Timeline" by Tony Oursler, a biography, exhibition history, bibliography and catalogue of works. 360 pp. with 239 four-color and 101 black and white illustrations. 10-1/4 x 8-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of the 2001 exhibition Tony Oursler, at Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno de Valencia (traveled to the Koldo Mitxelena Kultuunea, San Sebastián, and the Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa), as part of the Ediciones Polígrafa 20-21 Collection, directed by Gloria Moure.
Fine in Fine dust jacket (light surface wear, else Fine).
From the publisher: "The intelligent irony that resonates through the best-known body of work of the American artist Tony Oursler, namely, his video and projection installations, results from the subtle combination of sound, language, and pop culture images that suffuse it. These elements are thoroughly explored in this monograph, the most extensive publication ever about Oursler and his work. His videos often employ the strangely projected human face to created bizarre contemporary icons and fragmented narratives that, while containing a humorous element, also speak to the dislocation caused by contemporary issues of sex, violence, and power. Tony Oursler includes 180 illustrations from his video, sculpture, and mixed-media works on paper, as well as an extensive selection of the artist's own writings. There are also two long conversations between Oursler and the artists Mike Kelley and Dan Graham, which testify to the long-lasting mutual appreciation and collaboration between them. This is a major new publication on the career of one of the most important American artists of the last two decades."