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EVERYBODY I EVER MET IN L.A. - Scarce Pristine Copy of The Limited Edition: Signed And Dated by Jonathan Hollingsworth

Hollingsworth, Jonathan

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ISBN 10: 0615239226 / ISBN 13: 9780615239224
Published by Santa Fe, NM: Just One Guy Press, 2008
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1st Printing. Signed. 64 pages. Published in 2008. The artist/photographer's second collection. One of the most beautiful photography books of the decade. Limited Edition of 1000 copies. A brilliant production by Jonathan Hollingsworth: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial aquamarine cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted on the recessed center and titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Jonathan Hollingsworth. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Jonathan Hollingsworth's "Everybody I Ever Met In LA". Collection of portrait-cum-text photographs of everybody he ever met in Los Angeles. The rogues' gallery of memorable people are all here, committed to posterity by Hollingsworth in a singular way: Each of the portraits is of Hollingsworth as his subject, a brilliant inversion of Cindy Sherman's by-now-familiar approach. In all of Sherman's transformative portraits, we never ever forget that we are looking at Cindy Sherman, the artist "expressing" herself. In all of Hollingsworth's portraits, he has so thoroughly immersed himself in his subjects' lifestyles, wardrobe, furniture, and other pertinent personal details that we do forget we are looking at him in various guises. Sherman re-defined the photographic portrait by making us keenly aware that every such portrait is ultimately a self-portrait. Hollingsworth beautifully builds on that insight by aiming for and largely succeeding at a Zelig-like effect: The Self-As-Others. Everybody he ever met in LA is a hysterically unforgettable subject because Hollingsworth was determined to capture them as faithfully as possible. Using himself to do so makes his attempt both poignant and witty, tender and funny. An absolute "must-have" title for Jonathan Hollingsworth and contemporary art photography collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in metallic-silver pen-marker by the photographer: "Jonathan Hollingsworth 2008". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the Limited Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. 45 color plates. One of the most brilliant American artist/photographers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO DELUXE EDITION OF THIS AND OTHER JONATHAN HOLLINGSWORTH TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0615239226. Bookseller Inventory # 14094

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In his most recent body of work, Hollingsworth sends up his former home of Los Angeles, the vortex of American pop culture, playing the characters who populate and define it: personas ranging from the well-worn stereotypes to the forgotten and disenfranchised. Shot entirely on Polaroid film, the images have a mug-shot aesthetic, whereby each character seems to have been momentarily plucked from his immediate environment for scrutiny under the artist's no-holds-barred gaze.

About the Author: When I moved to Los Angeles, I had just graduated from a pricey university, the economy was tanking out, jobs were sparse, and I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life . . . but a couple of good, mercilessly driven friends had moved there, and I knew the sun shone 300+ days of the year so I packed my car and drove cross-country. The day I arrived, I had this sinking feeling that I had made a terrible mistake, that I didn t fit in. I was right, but the love/hate relationship lasted for five years. I didn't begin working on the series until well-after I d left. Inspired by the people I actually knew, wanted to know or forget, or just the guy sitting next to me in his Honda on the 405 in the gridlock of Friday afternoon traffic, these pictures are a wicked, loving valentine to a city, which if female, would be the sort of wildcat you might entertain for a while, but would never take home to mom. Jonathan Hollingsworth

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Title: EVERYBODY I EVER MET IN L.A. - Scarce ...

Publisher: Santa Fe, NM: Just One Guy Press, 2008

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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