PICTURES OF GIRLS - Rare Signed Copy of The First And Only Edition With Notes By The Artist Laid-In - ONLY SUCH SIGNED SET ONLINE

Smith, Zak (Artist) & Momin, Shamim M. (Contributor)

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1st Printing. Signed. 142 pages. Published in 2005. The artist's breakthrough debut collection. Now considered a contemporary cult classic. The first and only edition. Published in a very small and limited print run of 2000 copies as a hardcover original only. The book is now very scarce. A brilliant production by Zak Smith and Shawn Cheng: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Art by Zak Smith. Interview with the artist by Shamim M. Momin. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Hong Kong to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents some of Zak Smith's finest and most representative art. One of the most exciting cutting-edge American artists to emerge in the last decade, "Smith's stylized portraits and acidic abstractions intimately capture stillness in an ever-encroaching world with a deconstructed, neo-punk aesthetic conversant in comic book-style drawing, vivid psychedelic coloration, experimental photographic processes, and traditional draftsmanship. These young faces, depicted with uncanny precision, stare out from the detailed clutter of complex lives, in paintings that combine wildly disparate aesthetic modes: Photo-Realism collides with Expressionism; jagged graffiti-like lines and a patterned intricacy compete with the horror vacui of Persian miniature painting" (Publisher's blurb). Zak Smith is a sanguine (as opposed to angry) rebel/artist who loves women and has devoted his first book to them, alluding to their (and his) physical appearance that is best described as interplanetary. An absolute "must-have" title for Zak Smith collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed (initialled) in metallic-silver pen-marker on the title page by Zak Smith. Laid-in are two detailed notes written in Zak Smith's cursive handwriting, very "nice-to-have" memorabilia items from the artist. This title is now collectible. This is the only such signed copy (with personal notes) available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed set thus. 88 plates. One of the most brilliant living American artists. A flawless set. (SEE ALSO OTHER ZAK SMITH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1933045221. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Strippers, internet pin-up girls, ex-girlfriends, fellow artists and even a few fictional females help form the cast of twenty-first-century characters in Zak Smith's Pictures of Girls. According to the catalogue for the 2004 Whitney Biennial, Smith's “stylized portraits and acidic abstractions intimately capture stillness in an ever-encroaching world [with] a deconstructed neo-punk aesthetic conversant in comic book-style drawing, vivid psychedelic coloration, experimental photographic processes and traditional draftsmanship.” The core of this monograph--the artist's first--focuses on Smith's best-known work, his candy colored paintings of female friends. These young faces, depicted with uncanny precision, stare out from the detailed clutter of complex lives in painting that combine wildly disparate aesthetic modes. Photocopy-like photorealism collides with oversaturated expressionism. Jagged graffiti-like lines and a patterned intricacy compete with the horror vacui of Persian miniature painting. Pictures of Girls also samples a wide variety of Smith's large-scale drawing projects, including selections from the ground breaking Pictures of What Happens on Each Page of Thomas Pynchon's Novel Gravity's Rainbow, the experimental 8 Variations, Drawn, Then Painted On, Then Painted, created using hybrids of drawing, painting and photochemistry as well as the tiny, erotic, jewel-colored paintings that make up his most recent project, the decadent and obsessive 100 Girls and 100 Octopuses.

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Title: PICTURES OF GIRLS - Rare Signed Copy of The ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Distributed Art Publishers (DAP)
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition

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