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Damiani

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Hardcover, 8.5 x 10.5 in. / 112 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 63   

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ISBN 9788862083959 TRADE
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JR & Art Spiegelman: The Ghosts of Ellis Island


Featured image (based on a photograph of doctors and nurses performing surgery in an operating room in the Ellis Island Main Hospital and another photograph of a Dr. Kimmel in one of the laboratory rooms in the hospital complex) is reproduced from <I>JR & Art Spiegelman: The Ghosts of Ellis Island</I>.In August 2014 the French artist JR received an unprecedented invitation to work in the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital, a building on the south side of the island that has been abandoned and closed to visitors since 1954. About ten percent of the millions of migrants who passed through Ellis Island, having been deemed not healthy enough to enter the United States, spent some time in the hospital. For Unframed—Ellis Island, documented in The Ghosts of Ellis Island, JR chose about 20 archival photographs of the hospital's patients and staff and wheat-pasted these images around the abandoned building, creating haunting scenes that bring the history of these rooms back to life: a family looking out at the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, a small boy lying on an empty bed frame, patients staring out of the caged "psychopathic" ward. The work, which is accessible by guided tour, will remain up "until it decides to disappear." Along with images of JR's photographic interventions in the hospital, this publication includes new illustrations by legendary cartoonist Art Spiegelman, who collaborated with JR on illustrated narratives about Ellis Island's immigrants.
JR (born 1983) is best known for his monumental, wheat-pasted street portraiture projects. His ongoing project Unframed involves installing archival images and images from anonymous photographers in new contexts. JR has carried out Unframed projects in Marseille, São Paulo, Vevey, Atlanta, Baden Baden and Washington, DC. In 2014 he worked inside the theater of the NYC Ballet creating a 6,500-square-foot composite image of NYCB dancers depicted nearly life-size that, when seen from above, forms a giant eye. JR won the TED Prize for 2011.
Art Spiegelman (born 1948) is an American cartoonist, editor and comics advocate based in New York City, best known for his graphic novel Maus (1991). His work as coeditor on the comics magazines Arcade and Raw has been influential, and he spent a decade as contributing artist for The New Yorker where he made several high-profile and sometimes controversial covers.

Featured image (based on a photograph of doctors and nurses performing surgery in an operating room in the Ellis Island Main Hospital and another photograph of a Dr. Kimmel in one of the laboratory rooms in the hospital complex) is reproduced from JR & Art Spiegelman: The Ghosts of Ellis Island.

JR & Art Spiegelman: The Ghosts of Ellis Island

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

FROM THE ARTBOOK BLOG

CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 2/2/2017

JR & Art Spiegelman: The Ghosts of Ellis Island

JR & Art Spiegelman: The Ghosts of Ellis Island

"America is a nation of immigrants," Jane Rosenthal writes in JR & Art Spiegelman's more relevant than ever The Ghosts of Ellis Island. "We came in waves; we came in trickles; we came in chains. Some of us were running away from oppression; some were dragged from our homes; many were chasing a better life. From the fin de siècle to the mid 20th century, millions passed through Ellis Island, including my Nanny Rose and my Papa Pete. As new generations were born on American soil, some of us forgot how America was made, and history proved an unreliable narrator. This is the area where art can fill the gap, illuminate the experience, and create the conversation." Featured image, based on a photograph of seven children being treated for Favus, a fungal disease, is from JR's Ellis Island installation, UNFRAMED. continue to blog


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JR: Chronicles

JR: CHRONICLES

Introduction by Anne Pasternak. Text by Drew Sawyer, Sharon Matt Atkins.

MAISON CF/BROOKLYN MUSEUM

ISBN: 9782954226699
USD $44.95
| CAN $62 UK £ 39.99

Pub Date: 11/19/2019
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JR: Giants / JR JO

JR: GIANTS / JR JO

Text by Thierry Consigny. Interview by Jean de Loisy, Vik Muniz, Thomas Bach.

ACTES SUD

ISBN: 9782330093693
USD $55.00
| CAN $72.5

Pub Date: 5/21/2019
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