Berlin: Holzwarth, 2003.
Condition: Nr Fine. Slight pencil mark on archival box
Softcover in box
#101/160 copies with an original 4 x 6 inch b&w Type-C print (Kodalux Processing) by Christopher Wool, SIGNED and stamped and dated enclosed in Mylar sleeve. Book stamped in black ink ("Christopher Wool -- East Broadway Breakdown. Special Edition") on the title page (the book is not signed), housed in a archival box with the same stamp in black ink on the top cover.
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 35 mm camera, the pictures feature the city'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. Parr Vol III p167k.,m. Item #18612