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TEUN HOCKS: THE TORCH EXHIBITION CATALOG - Rare Pristine Copy of The Travelling Exhibition Catalog - ONLY COPY ONLINE

Hocks, Teun (Artist/Photographer) & McCormick, Carlo (Contributor)

ISBN 10: 9073920116 / ISBN 13: 9789073920118
Published by Amsterdam, Netherlands: Torch Publishing Company, 1997
Used Condition Fine Soft cover
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1st Printing. 25 pages. Published in 1997. Exhibition Catalog. One of the most beautiful art photography books on Teun Hocks. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only. The Exhibition Catalog is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Teun Hocks: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover, as issued. Photographs by Teun Hocks. The photographs are original silver-gelatin prints that the artist has painted over with oil. Essay by Carlo McCormick. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Amsterdam, The Netherlands to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibition in 1997. Presents "Teun Hocks". A sampling of the most bewitching, magical, and inventive art-photographs of our time. An actor/performer who appears in nearly all of his work (the brilliant twist being that none of them is meant to be a self-portrait), Teun Hocks is one of the most important post-Surrealist artist/photographers alive. "He plays the role of an innocent Everyman caught in an always strange and often funny world. In scenes that range from burlesque to tragicomic, his lonely Buster Keaton-like persona perseveres through odd and unforgiving environments, struggling to find stable ground in an unstable, often absurd universe. Life's complications and challenges take the form of impossible Rube Goldberg-ian contraptions fraught with psychological implications. Each engaging image captures one moment of an implied narrative, triggering inevitable questions about how the protagonist ever got himself into such a fix and what in the world will happen next. Teun Hocks starts by sketching various one-man stories, then poses himself in a carefully plotted set-up against his own painted backdrop. After photographing the scene, he paints in oil on top of the resulting silver-gelatin print. The wit, elaborate technique, and rich colors of his images combine to form an irrepressibly original oeuvre" (Janet Koplos). His creations, which are painterly, cinematic, and photographic at the same time, make one stop, stare, and smile ruefully about what it means to be modern and human. An absolute "must-have" title for Teun Hocks collectors. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 9073920116. Bookseller Inventory # 19257


Bibliographic Details

Title: TEUN HOCKS: THE TORCH EXHIBITION CATALOG - ...

Publisher: Amsterdam, Netherlands: Torch Publishing Company, 1997

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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