Life Adjustment Center

by Ryan mcginley



Life Adjustment Center by Ryan McGinley. First edition (2010). First impression. Medium format hardback in fine condition. Signed with an elaborate inscription to Marcel, (one of the models who appears in the book) by Ryan McGinley. He has also signed the following page. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Life Adjustment Center

Two themes are presented in this book — first, a collection of b&w studio nudes, many with wild animals, an extension of the studio series “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere”. The second features one of McGinley’s core elements as a photographer, “capturing his subjects in dreamlike compositions, rich in motion and colour, during recent adventures on the road”. The book is bound in a blue cloth with red text on cover and spine and a red stain to the page edges.

About Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley was born 1977 in Ramsey, New Jersey. He received a BFA in graphic design at Parsons School of Design, New York, in 2000. Furthermore, that same year he staged his first solo show of photographs, The Kids Are Alright. It was inside an abandoned warehouse in New York’s SoHo neighbourhood. McGinley sent his self-published catalogue of the exhibition to curators, artists, and magazine editors he admired. Consequently, garnered attention from Sylvia Wolf, a curator of photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Wolf championed his work, and in 2003, at 25 years of age, McGinley had an exhibition as part of the museum’s First Exposure series, making him the youngest artist ever to have a solo show at the institution.

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