Redheaded Peckerwood

London: MACK, 2011.
ISBN: 9781907946141
Condition: Fine complete with orig booklet and three inserts laid-in
First Printing

"Redheaded Peckerwood is a work with a tragic underlying narrative - the story of nineteen year old Charles Starkweather and fourteen year old Caril Ann Fugate who murdered ten people, including Fugate's family, during a three day killing spree across Nebraska to the point of their capture in Douglas, Wyoming. From a technical perspective, the photographs incorporate and reference the techniques of photojournalism, forensic photography, image appropriation, reenactment and documentary landscape photography. On a conceptual level, they deal with a charged landscape and play with a photographic representation and truth as the work deconstructs a pre-existing narrative. "Redheaded Peckerwood" also utilizes and plays with a pre-existing archive of material, deliberately mixing fact and fiction, past and present, myth and reality as it presents, expands and re-presents the various facts and theories surrounding this story. While photographs are the heart of this work, they are the complemented and informed by documents and objects that belonged to the killers and their victims - including a map, poem, confession letter, stuffed animal, hood ornament and various other items. In several cases, these materials are discoveries first made by the artist and presented here for the first time. The images record places and things central to the story, depict ideas inspired by it, and capture other moments and discoveries along the way" Item #11143

Price: $425.00

Redheaded Peckerwood. Lucy Sante Christian Patterson, Karen Irvine, Luc.