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A Couple of Ways of Doing Things : Poems By Bob Holman. Photographs By Chuck Close

Holman, Bob / Rexer, Lyle

Published by Aperture, New York, 2006
ISBN 10: 1597110183 / ISBN 13: 9781597110181
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Title: A Couple of Ways of Doing Things : Poems By ...

Publisher: Aperture, New York

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition


56 pp. 22 b/w plates. Artist interview by Lyle Rexer. Tritone reproductions of daguerrotype portraits of artist friends and colleagues by Chuck Close, each accompanied with a poem by Bob Holman. Grey printer's linen covered boards with pasted down plates on both panels. Stamped foil titles on both panels and the backstrip. An unread copy as new in the original publisher's shrinkwrap with no visible wear or damage. A heavy oversize elephant folio (38.5 x 29.5 cm), due to weight (1.12 kg / 2.46 lbs + packaging) additional shipping charges are required. Size: Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 009001

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Synopsis: A Couple of Ways of Doing Something replicates a deluxe limited-edition portfolio whose initial run was only 75 copies. This clothbound edition preserves the luxurious sensibility of the original with 22 extraordinary oversized daguerreotypes printed in rich tritone. Working with daguerreotype master Jerry Spagnoli to conquer the complexities of this venerable process, which yields images of astonishing detail and gravity, Chuck Close photographed many of the same artist-friends who have made regular appearances in his paintings over the years: Laurie Anderson, Lyle Ashton Harris, Cecily Brown, Gregory Crewdson, Carroll Dunham, Ellen Gallagher, Philip Glass, Bob Holman, Elizabeth Murray, Elizabeth Peyton, Andres Serrano, Cindy Sherman, James Siena, Lorna Simpson, Kiki Smith, James Turrell, Robert Wilson, Terry Winters, Lisa Yuskavage and himself. Each image is complemented by a poem on its subject by Bob Holman, the celebrated and widely published New York School poet who originated and hosted the famous Poetry Slams at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and now runs the Bowery Poetry Club. With the counterpoint of Holman's engaging poetry, the collected work becomes a transfixing group portrait of Close's influential and highly creative circle of friends and colleagues, as well as an exploration of a challenging photographic medium. A traveling exhibition of the work will launch in November 2006 at the Aperture Gallery.

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