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Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'

Join Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore Saturday, June 22, at 3 PM PST for the LA book launch of An Exorcism: A Photo Romance with artist Penny Slinger in conversation with writer and filmmaker Jessica Hundley. RSVP AND PRE-ORDER A SIGNED COPY!

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'

Penny Slinger is a Los Angeles–based artist whose work investigates the feminine, the magical and the erotic. While studying at Chelsea College of Art in the late 1960s, Slinger encountered Max Ernst’s Une semaine de bonté (1934), initiating an enduring involvement with both the Surrealist movement and the medium of collage. In her first publication, 50% The Visible Woman (1971), Slinger explored the image of woman through a series of often provocative photomontage self-portraits and poetic texts. Such themes resonated keenly with the emerging feminist movement, and in 1973 Rolling Stone noted: “this book will become as important on your bookshelf as Sgt. Pepper’s is on your record rack.”

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'

With An Exorcism: A Photo Romance, Slinger explores the feminine psyche further. Developed from a visit to Lilford Hall in 1970 with her then-partner, the filmmaker Peter Whitehead, Slinger provides us with a series of haunting images that chart a process of self-discovery and awakening that was described by Sheldon Williams as “a cascade of photo-collage imagery which has all the emergent trepidation of Hesse’s Steppenwolf.” First published in 1977 with a grant from Roland Penrose’s Elephant Foundation, the original edition has been long out of print.

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'

This new edition from Fulgur Press has been expanded with new images from the original series held in the artist’s archive and offers a previously unpublished narrative by Slinger that speaks to the personal and eternal themes of the book.

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'

Penny Slinger (born 1947) works in a variety of mediums but is best known for her surrealist collage work exploring the nature of the female psyche. She has published three books of photo collage: 50% The Visible Woman, An Exorcism and Mountain Ecstasy. Her work is in many international museum collections, including Tate Britain.

Jessica Hundley is a creative director, writer and producer specializing in music, film, counterculture, magick and psychedelia.

Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'

ARTBOOK AT HAUSER & WIRTH LOS ANGELES BOOKSTORE
Penny Slinger and Jessica Hundley launching 'An Exorcism: A Photo Romance'

Saturday, June 22: 3 PM PST
917 East 3rd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: 213-988-7413
Click here to RSVP and pre-order a signed copy
Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'
Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'
Artbook at Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles Bookstore presents Penny Slinger launching and signing 'An Exorcism'

Penny Slinger: An Exorcism

Penny Slinger: An Exorcism

Fulgur Press
Clth, 9 x 12 in. / 192 pgs / 188 color.