11.21.11 5:40PM by Richard Misrach. First edition, first impression. In new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About 11.21.11 5:40PM
Richard Misrach has begun a series of artist books that explores the relationship between photography and time. Titled by the date and minute of the image-11.21.11 5:40 pm- the book features a central picture from a new series begun in November 2011, entitled “On The Beach 2.0.” It is both an extension of, and a dialogue with his earlier On the Beach project (2001–2005).
Unbeknownst to them, the artist photographed a young couple on the beach in the late afternoon. From almost a block away one couldn’t tell what they were doing, but it appeared they were photographing the sunset. It was only back in the studio that he discovered they were making a self-portrait with their iPhone. For the artist, it was an epiphany: the couple and he were photographing the same subject at the same time. This uncanny picture embodies both a technological and cultural paradigm shift. The book is comprised of a 16-image sequence that links the two images. Future books from the series will feature different time constructs. The books will be released periodically.
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