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Visual AIDS, New York

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Hardcover, 9.5 x 11 in. / 208 pgs / 210 color.

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Forthcoming

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ISBN 9781732641556 TRADE
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VISUAL AIDS, NEW YORK

Darrel Ellis

Text by Derek Conrad Murray, Steven G. Fullwood, Tiana Reid. Contributions by Sadie Barnette, Alanna Fields, S*an D. Henry-Smith, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Ariel Goldberg.

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The first monograph on Darrel Ellis' expressive transformations of photographic memory

Known for his experimental approach to painting and photography, New York–based mixed-media artist Darrel Ellis (1958–92) explored the psychic terrain between surface, memory and lyric self-representation. Working in part from his late father’s photographs, Ellis projected, deconstructed and reimaged his family history, creating uncanny portraits marked by voids and warps. His commitment to the self-portrait was no less inspired, particularly after his experiences of being photographed by Robert Mapplethorpe and Peter Hujar. Ellis was on the cusp of major recognition when his life was cut short by AIDS in 1992, at the age of 33.
This monograph provides the most comprehensive account of the artist to date, including 80 plates that chart his development from figurative painting to photographic experimentation and his later preoccupation with self-portraiture. Essays and an illustrated chronology featuring previously unseen excerpts from the artist’s journals provide new insights into Ellis’ life and work.


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PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Bookforum

Sarah Moroz

Addresses the myriad components of identity through patrimony, race, self-perception, and aesthetic tampering.

New Yorker

Chris Wiley

Darrel Ellis made a wrenchingly heartfelt body of work based on his late father’s photographs. They’ve remained obscure until now.

Darrel Ellis

STATUS: Forthcoming | 2/15/2022

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