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Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel

Edited by Andrew Roth.

"Ivana Trump and New Jersey Generals Cheerleaders, Trump Tower, New York City (1984) is reproduced from 'Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel.'

The promise and pathology of America in the photographs of Epstein, more than half of which are previously unpublished

America, as a place and an idea, has occupied Mitch Epstein’s art for the past five decades. With the first photographs he made in 1969 at the age of 16, Epstein began confronting the cultural psychology of the United States. Although he started working in an era defined by the Vietnam War, civil rights, rock and roll, and free love, he responded hardily to each radically different era that followed—from Reaganomics to surveillance after 9/11, to the current climate crisis and resurgence of white supremacy. More than a single era or issue, it is the living organism of American culture that engages Epstein; no matter how much the country changes, he describes something mysteriously and persistently American.

Conceived of and sequenced by Andrew Roth, Sunshine Hotel assembles 175 photos made between 1969 and 2018—more than half of them previously unpublished. Yet the book is not simply a retrospective. It traces both the evolution of an artist and the development of a country, revealing Epstein’s formal and thematic shifts in tandem with America’s changing zeitgeist and landscape. Sunshine Hotel is a visual immersion that forgoes linearity and a classical layout, as it sets forth Epstein’s evolving understanding of his country’s pathologies and promise.

A pioneer of 1970s color photography, Mitch Epstein (born 1952) has won numerous awards including the Prix Pictet, the Berlin Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work is held in collections including the Museum of Modern Art and Tate Modern, and in 2013 the Walker Art Center commissioned a theatrical rendition of his American Power series. His Steidl books include Family Business (2003), Recreation (2005), American Power (2011), New York Arbor (2013) and Rocks and Clouds (2017).


"Ivana Trump and New Jersey Generals Cheerleaders, Trump Tower, New York City (1984) is reproduced from 'Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel.'

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Aperture

Rebecca Bengal

[Sunshine Hotel] threads recent photographs ... into an anachronistic sequence that heightens the connections between new and archival photographs.

Document Journal

Drew Sawyer

Epstein’s study, aided by his large-format camera, combines topographic and social realism with picturesque conventions in ways that analogize the relationship between close observation and distant speculation, between the specificities of local realities and the abstractions of politics.

Document Journal

Rachel Cheung

Sunshine Hotel, is a linear exploration of past and present reality, told through a visual narrative of the United States. Through his artistic craft, Epstein’s work spans across the cultural, environmental, political, and social shifts of the nation, offering a detailed visual recounting of events, people, and places. As a pioneer of color photography, Epstein’s cumulative work offers detailed insight into the complexities of America: the place, its ideas, and its people.

New York Times: T Magazine

Hilary Moss

Arranged out of chronological order by the editor Andrew Roth, the photos portray an artist with abiding curiosity, able to see both the personal and the political.

New York Times: Book Review

Luc Sante

What emerges is that Epstein’s deepest feelings are for the compromised landscape, and that he takes beautiful photographs...

1stdibs

Amanda Benchley

Sunshine Hotel, offers a deftly curated selection from his complete oeuvre, all characterized by the timeless and multifaceted beauty Epstein is known for.

Brooklyn Rail

Barry Schwabsky

retrospective look at five decades of work that demonstrates even more dramatically than any single exhibition could the breadth and depth of his questioning of the troubled beauty of our shared and divided histories.

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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/22/2019

Mitch Epstein signing 'Sunshine Hotel' at Dashwood Books

Mitch Epstein signing 'Sunshine Hotel' at Dashwood Books

Tuesday, October 22 from 6–8 PM, Dashwood Books presents photographer Mitch Epstein signing copies of his new Steidl/PPP monograph, Sunshine Hotel.
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FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 1/29/2020

A trove of previously unpublished photography in 'Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel'

A trove of previously unpublished photography in 'Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel'

Featured spread—containing photographs of one woman at the border wall in Nogales, Arizona, in 2017, and another, Lorin Linder, at California's Lockwood Animal Rescue Center in 2013—is from Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel, published by Steidl and editor Andrew Roth's PPP Editions. Spanning Epstein's entire career, 1969 to 2018, this beautifully printed, 12.25 x 12-inch clothbound volume contains almost 200 color and black-and-white images, half of which have never been published before. Intuitively sequenced by Roth, it is the ultimate overview of this pioneering American photographer's work, touching on all of his important series and themes. continue to blog


FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 12/16/2019

Mitch Epstein's 'Sunshine Hotel' is one of Luc Sante's top Holiday Gift Books for the NY Times

Mitch Epstein's 'Sunshine Hotel' is one of Luc Sante's top Holiday Gift Books for the NY Times

"Tania Aubid and Scout, Sacred Stone Camp, Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, North Dakota" (2017) is reproduced from Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel, one of Luc Sante's top eight 2019 Holiday Gift Photography Books for the New York Times Book Review. "There are so many ravishing, heartbreaking photographs here, not all previously published in books, that the collection seems to generate a kind of speed as you page through, gliding along its succession of formal rhymes and clashing geographies," Sante writes. "Mingling together photos from Epstein’s many series makes certain distinctive ones recur like drumbeats, such as the powerfully clear pictures taken at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota in 2018. What emerges is that Epstein’s deepest feelings are for the compromised landscape, and that he takes beautiful photographs that cannot help telling urgent stories about that compromise." continue to blog


MITCH EPSTEIN MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Mitch Epstein: Sunshine Hotel

MITCH EPSTEIN: SUNSHINE HOTEL

Edited by Andrew Roth.

STEIDL/PPP EDITIONS

ISBN: 9783958296091
USD $75.00
| CAN $105

Pub Date: 11/12/2019
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Mitch Epstein: Rocks and Clouds

MITCH EPSTEIN: ROCKS AND CLOUDS

Edited by Susan Bell, Ryan Spencer. Text by Mitch Epstein, Susan Bell.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783958291607
USD $75.00
| CAN $99

Pub Date: 2/27/2018
Active | In stock


Mitch Epstein: Berlin

MITCH EPSTEIN: BERLIN

Edited by Susan Bell, Ryan Spencer.

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869302249
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 3/1/2011
Active | In stock


Mitch Epstein: New York Arbor

MITCH EPSTEIN: NEW YORK ARBOR

STEIDL

ISBN: 9783869305813
USD $68.00
| CAN $90

Pub Date: 4/15/2013
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Mitch Epstein: State of the Union

MITCH EPSTEIN: STATE OF THE UNION

Text by Christoph Schreier, Giesela Parak, Stephan Berg.

HATJE CANTZ

ISBN: 9783775727846
USD $60.00
| CAN $70

Pub Date: 4/30/2011
Out of print | Not available


Mitch Epstein: American Power

MITCH EPSTEIN: AMERICAN POWER

Text by Mitch Epstein.

STEIDL PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNATIONAL

ISBN: 9783865219244
USD $75.00
| CAN $99

Pub Date: 10/31/2009
Active | In stock



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