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Mark Ruwedel: Palms Capri, Special Limited Edition (with Two Gelatin Silver Prints)

Publisher: Paso Robles, California: Nazraeli Press, 2019
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 113721



SPECIAL ORDER: PRICING & AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE (please inquire). Price is net to all; promotional discounts do not apply.

This deluxe edition, comprised of a copy of "Palms" and "Capri" in a slipcase and two original gelatin silver prints, is limited to twenty-five copies. Each print is signed and numbered by Ruwedel. The prints are housed in a custom-made clamshell box along with the slipcased books.

About the Books: First edition, first printing. Signed by Ruwedel. Hardcover. Black cloth-covered boards with title stamped in red on front cover [Palms] and red cloth-covered boards with title stamped in black on front cover [Capri] contained in a paper slipcase with title printed in black on front; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Mark Ruwedel. 44 pp., with 20 duotone prints each. 14 x 11 inches.


New in Publisher's Packaging.


From the publisher: "Several years ago, Mark Ruwedel posed to himself the question of how to photograph his adopted home of Los Angeles. There was, of course, a variety of answers to such a sprawling question. Ed Ruscha, and his own photographs of LA in the 1960s, provided one map. Nigel Raab’s epic walk across the basin provided another. But noticing that the words “palms” and “capri” appear in the names of so many LA apartment buildings provided the key to the project at hand. The word ‘palms’ is quintessentially ‘Los Angeles’, both in its connotations of paradise and as a plant that may or may not be present near the buildings that are named for it – “promise vs. reality in the City of Angels” – and ‘Capri’ is as ubiquitous for its appearance in the proper names of apartment buildings, and refers in that function to … an Italian island?

Palms Capri is a two-volume set of limited edition books, each containing twenty photographs of Los Angeles apartment buildings whose names contain one or the other of these two implied features. Beautifully printed in duotone on uncoated art paper, Palms Capri is published in an edition of 150 hand-numbered, individually slipcased copies. A special edition featuring two exhibition quality, gelatin silver photographs printed by the artist, presented in a custom clamshell box, is available here.

Mark Ruwedel is a photographer based in California. The author of over a dozen books, Ruwedel is a Guggenheim fellow and was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2019 for his exhibition, The Artist and Society, at Tate Modern. Ruwedel’s photographs are widely exhibited and collected, and are housed in the permanent collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; L.A. County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; among many other prominent museums."