CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 10/5/2019
Saturday, October 5 from 4–6 PM, photographer Michael Jang will sign copies of Who Is Michael Jang?, published by Atelier Éditions, at Arcana: Books on the Arts in Culver City, Los Angeles.
Michael Jang spent nearly four decades working as a successful commercial portrait photographer. Unbeknown to the world, however, he was assembling a vast archive of thousands of remarkable images, authoring several now-iconic series: The Jangs (1973), Beverly Hilton (1973), San Francisco (1973–1987), Summer Weather (1983), College (1972–1973), Punks & Poets (1978–1980), and Garage Band (2001). Jang revealed nothing of that vast archive for almost 40 years until 2001, when he submitted a number of images for consideration to San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. His work attracted immediate acclaim, and for the past 15 years he has revealed those images in a series of national and international exhibitions and books. The artist’s first major monograph, Who Is Michael Jang?, published by Atelier Éditions and introduced by long-time collaborator and SFMoMA curator emerita of photography, Sandra S. Phillips, offers readers an eagerly anticipated examination of Jang’s truly idiosyncratic oeuvre.
The monograph launches in tandem with Jang’s first major retrospective exhibition, Michael Jang’s California, curated by Sandra S. Phillips. On view September 27th, 2019 to January 18th, 2020 at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (San Francisco, CA).
If you cannot attend, you will never really know who Michael Jang is.
However, you still may purchase a signed copy of Who Is Michael Jang? and Arcana will send it to you. Place your order here or call 310-458-1499.
Arcana: Books on the Arts
Saturday, October 5: 4–6 PM
8675 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, California 90232
Hbk, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 280 pgs / 25 color / 198 b&w.
$65.00 free shipping