Night and Day by David Armstrong. First edition (2015). First impression hardback in as new condition. Signed, dated, located and dedicated to previous owner by David Armstrong. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Night and Day
Night & Day by David Armstrong is a wonderfully made and designed book. It brings together a selection of iconic Kodachrome pictures from the artists archive. Drawn from the late 70’s and early 80’s in New York City. The images illuminate an intimate and carefree epoch of innocent-bohemian wilderness. Dispersed throughout the series are photographs of generation of youngsters which changed popular culture. This includes Rene Ricard, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Jean-Michel Basquait, John Waters to mention a few. The photographs are vernacular yet with an undeniable ability to capture and create timeless images. The monoograph contains 110 images, including a facsimile of an original poem typed out in 1979 by Rene Ricard.
About David Armstrong
""I am sometimes acerbic at parties and can act like a gnarled old queen. I am loving living in Brooklyn, having served my time in Manhattan. An old boyfriend of mine called Manhattan a very expensive penal colony, and I think he was on to something. The best thing about what I do is that it’s the only thing that sustains me. I can kick and scream about it but it gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
My usual style is a calculated mess. I love beautiful clothes but I wear them as though they’ve been thrown on the floor. My style icon is Elizabeth Taylor. She just throws it all out there. And I really love how she becomes whoever she happens to be married to at the time. In bed I wear underwear. My bedroom is the hottest room in the house. This outfit makes me feel like wearing more suits. I’m working on pre-existing images of mine, and making books of people and periods of time."
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