Rêver dans le désert
First edition of Rêver dans le désert by Valerie Galloway (2020)
Rêver Dans le Désert is bound in coffee-colored silk boards with contrasting linen spine, and beautifully printed on natural textured art paper. A stunning first monograph, it is published to coincide with solo exhibitions of the artist’s work in Milan and Tokyo. This first edition is limited to 500 copies.
The 32 hand-colored, toned gelatin silver photographs featured in Rêver Dans le Désert demonstrate her disparate styles: the voyeurism of Eugene Atget, the inexplicability of Man Ray, and the furtive aimlessness of the French New Wave. These images capture both fleeting French cultural references and timeless desert topographical references, each paying homage to the surrealists of the 1930s.