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I'm a Real Photographer : Keith Arnatt Photographs 1974-2002

Hurn, David / Grafik, Clare

Published by Chris Boot Ltd. / The Photographers' Gallery, London, 2007
ISBN 10: 1905712057 / ISBN 13: 9781905712052
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Title: I'm a Real Photographer : Keith Arnatt ...

Publisher: Chris Boot Ltd. / The Photographers' Gallery, London

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Illustrated Boards

Book Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition


152 pp. 40b&w illustration. 152 colour illustrations. 42 b&w in-text figures. Essays by David Hurn and Clare Grafik. Biography. Monograph on photography and conceptual art by Keith Arnatt. Internally clean and unmarked with sound binding. Laminated illustrated boards are slightly soiled and shelf worn along tail edges of boards with small pressure mark on back panel. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005444

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Synopsis: This book tells the story of Keith Arnatt's journey in photography, in 19 series of photographs. Each series features prosaic subject matter--his dogs, the local garbage heap, everyday objects photographed in his studio, notes that his wife Jo left for him--exploring the conventions of the medium with a distinct edge and humor. Seen together for the first time, the threads and themes of Arnatt's work connect to make a coherent statement about the act of photography and its relationship to the history of art. Arnatt's story and work prove surprising, provocative, profound and moving. Accompanying 160 of Arnatt's photographs is the personal account of Arnatt's journey in photography by David Hurn, Magnum photographer, author and Arnatt's close friend and colleague. With a foreword by Brett Rogers, Director of The Photographers' Gallery, London, and a contextual essay by curator Clare Grafik. Published in association with The Photographers' Gallery, London

About the Author: Born in Oxford in 1930, Arnatt studied figure painting at the Royal Academy, London. He started performing "situations" in 1967, and with his 1969 series Self-burial, became a widely exhibited and highly influential conceptual artist. He switched to "straight" photography in the mid-1970s. Exhibitions include the Tate Britain's survey of British photography, May 2007.

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