East Broadway Breakdown

by Christopher wool



East Broadway Breakdown by Christopher Wool. First edition (2003). First impression. Large format paperback in fine condition. There is a soft bump to top corner of spine. No internal markings. Dust jacket in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About East Broadway Breakdown

From the publisher: "Between 1994 and 1995, Christopher Wool shot a series of photographs in downtown New York City that he calls East Broadway Breakdown, after a street on the Lower East Side, the neighborhood where he lives and works. Taken at night using a 35mm camera, the pictures feature the neighborhood's signature streets, with their dilapidated storefronts and ramshackle staircases leading up to anonymous spaces. The high contrast images are often hard to read, producing, rather than coherent images, seemingly random forms that emerge from skewed camera angles. Like his paintings, Wool's photographs hover between abstraction and representation, forcing viewers to confront their desire for visual coherence while offering an alternative construct for picture-making today."

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