Wednesday, 27 April 2011

The Royal Little Red Riding Hood after Kilimnik book sculpture

Despite several comments this is not my tribute to the imminent Royal Wedding! 

'The Royal Little Red Riding Hood after Kilimnik' is a book sculpture partially inspired the print by American painter and installation artist Karen Kilimnik.

It is all hand cut and sculpted from paper, the carriage has then had 23 carat gold leaf applied, the moon Palladium leaf. I now have cards with some of these images available for purchase, get them here and here.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Rinko Kawauchi limited edition print for Japanese tsunami relief

Rinko Kawauchi Untitled, 2011

edition size: 50
Signed and numbered by the artist
image size: 9 x 6 in.
paper size: 10 x 8 in.
Archival Pigment Ink

Buy it here for $350.

Limited-Edition Photograph by Rinko Kawauchi to Support Japanese Relief Effort

Aperture is proud to contribute to the relief efforts in Japan by issuing this very special limited-edition photograph by Rinko Kawauchi, made the day after the earthquake in Tokyo. Kawauchi is considered one of the most noted Japanese photographers of her generation. She is known for her quiet aesthetic, offering viewers a glimpse of tender, fleeting moments that often go unnoticed. In this photograph Kawauchi captures the sun straining through a soot-filled sky. The resulting image is hauntingly beautiful, a poignant illustration of the immediate aftermath of the earthquake.

Net profits from the sale of this print will be donated to the American Red Cross Japan Relief Fund.

Rinko Kawauchi (b. 1972) lives and works in Tokyo, Japan. Her first Aperture-published monograph, Illuminance, will be released in spring 2011.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Eva Maria Ocherbauer - A Midsummer Day's Dream

 A Midsummer Day's Dream is Eva Maria Ocherbauer's contribution to the One Day: Ten Photographers set of limited edition photobooks.
 You can buy the set here or here.

Rinko Kawauchi - Fundamental Cycles

 Fundamental Cycles is Rinko Kawauchi's contribution to the One Day: Ten Photographers set of limited edition photobooks.
 You can buy the set here or here.

Rob Hornstra - Utrecht, the Netherlands

 Utrecht, the Netherlands is Rob Hornstra's contribution to the One Day: Ten Photographers set of limited edition photobooks.
 You can buy the set here or here.

Alec Soth - Gus the Great

 Gus the Great is Alec Soth's contribution to the One Day: Ten Photographers set of limited edition photobooks.
 You can buy the set here or here.

Martin Parr - Bristol, England

 Bristol, England is Martin Parr's contribution to the One Day: Ten Photographers set of limited edition photobooks.
 You can buy the set here or here.

Harvey Benge - Auckland, New Zealand

 Auckland, New Zealand is Harvey Benge's contribution to the One Day: Ten Photographers set of limited edition photobooks.
  You can buy the set here or here.

Gerry Badger - Weltmeister Blues

 Weltmeister Blues is Gerry Badger's contribution to the One Day: Ten Photographers set of limited edition photobooks.
  You can buy the set here or here.

Jessica Backhaus - Neukölln, Berlin

 Neukölln, Berlin is Jessica Backhaus' contribution to the One Day: Ten Photographers set of limited edition photobooks.
 You can buy the set here or here.

Todd Hido - Oakland + Modesto, June 21st 2010

 Oakland + Modesto, June 21st 2010 is Todd Hido's contribution to the One Day: Ten Photographers set of limited edition photobooks.
 You can buy the set here or here.

John Gossage - Waking in Warhol's Bed

 Waking in Warhol's Bed is John Gossage's contribution to the One Day: Ten Photographers set of limited edition photobooks.
 You can buy the set here or here.

One Day: Ten Photographers photobook project

No, not the novel by David Nicholls (though this is highly recommended!) but a collection of ten slipcased photobooks curated by Harvey Benge.

A more detailed look at each of the books can be had by clicking on the names below. It is limited to 1000 copies and represents incredible value for money, especially at Amazon's reduced prices. Go here to buy the book in the US or here in the UK.

Features books by: Jessica Backhaus, Gerry BadgerHarvey BengeJohn GossageTodd HidoRob HornstraRinko KawauchiEva Maria OcherbauerMartin Parr and Alec Soth.

From Harvey Benge's blog -

'At Paris Photo in November last year I talked to Gerry Badger about "print on demand" publishing and how it was possible to make a book in a day. From that conversation came the idea of getting a group of photographers together to all shoot a book in a day.
John Gossage came on board, so did Martin Parr, Jessica Backhaus, Eva Maria Ocherbauer and Rob Hornstra who were all at Paris Photo. Publisher Klaus Kehrer of Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg liked the idea and agreed to publish a set of individual photobooks.
The idea gestated into 2010 and was again talked about in May at the Kassel Photobook Festival. Alec Soth joined the group and so did Rinko Kawauchi who were both at Kassel. A last and final participant was Todd Hido.'

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Paul Graham limited edition print

This just in, not available on the Whitechapel Gallery website yet.


First chance to buy: Paul Graham Limited Edition
Start your art collection with Paul Graham's brand new edition created specially for the Whitechapel Gallery. Untitled, Paris, 1988/2011, is an edition of 120 available at £300.

E-newsletter subscribers have an exclusive chance to buy before it goes on general release.
Order Now: mailorder@whitechapelgallery.org 

Behold by James Brown Screen print

An open edition from the Victoria and Albert Museum, signed and dated. Good Royal Wedding kitsch value! Only £43, get yours here.

Part of a range of commemorative items to mark the forthcoming union of HRH Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday 29 April 2011.

Behold by James Brown 2 colour screen print by James Brown. 


30 x 42cm, colourplan natural 270gsm paper, open edition signed and dated.

James Brown is an illustrator and printmaker living and working in London. Trained as a textile and surface print designer, he worked in the clothing industry for 10 years producing print designs for numerous brands from Levis to Louis Vuitton. After two years at Hope & Glory menswear he embarked on a new career as an illustrator in 2007.

Brown has been commissioned to produce work by publishing houses, magazines and newspapers as well as advertising and design agencies. Recent clients include Oxfam, Cancer Research, The Guardian and Faber & Faber. Alongside his commercial practice he produces limited edition screen prints and linocuts. The prints reflect his interest in the printed and typographic ephemera of pop culture contrasted with the high production values and processes, which create the final product. 

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Stephen Gill Japan Fundraising print available

The earthquake and tsunami on the 11th March 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan, has left thousands of people in great need of humanitarian assistance.
 
100% of the funds raised from the sale of this print will be donated to Japan Red Cross, Japan Tsunami Appeal.
 
The handprints are signed and numbered on the reverse by Stephen Gill and made to the highest quality on c type paper.
 
This picture was made in Japan during 2009.
 
Edition of 150 prints
 
C Type handprint
Signed and numbered on reverse
Print size 305 mm x 210 mm
Image size 280 mm x 184 mm
Sleeved in an archival wallet.
 
£40.00 + postage get it here.

Conductors of the Moving World by Brad Zellar

 Conductors of the Moving World is a really beautiful new book from Alec Soth's Littlebrownmushroom imprint.
 Made by hand in an edition of just 500 I would have recommended you rush out and buy one, unfortunately it sold out yesterday. Good news for the Japanese Tsunami relief (which is where all the proceeds are going) but bad news for tardy book collectors!
 Like the earlier Bedknobs and Boomsticks by Trent Parke this will no doubt be turning up on Amazon with a vastly inflated price before long.





In the autumn of 1972, a delegation of Japanese police officials visited the United States to study traffic control in several large cities, including New York, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The unofficial photographer for the delegation was Eizo Ota, an inspector with the law enforcement department of the Yamanashi Prefecture, and he produced a record of the group’s travels that might best be described as forensic tourism.
Using Inspector Ota’s snapshots as launching points, Brad Zellar plundered traffic manuals, haiku anthologies, the Watergate transcripts, and The Godfather for textual inspiration. The mysterious result is a Zen travelogue through 1972 America.
From a collection of 60 C-Prints, a mix-and-match assortment of 17 will be hand-tipped into individual volumes, making each book a singular work of art.