Published by Steidl. Text by Harmony Korine, Juergen Teller.
This clothbound volume is Harmony Korine (born 1973) and Juergen Teller’s (born 1964) visual memoir of a road trip they took ten years ago with William Eggleston (born 1939) and his son, Winston, from Memphis to Mississippi. Featuring photos and short introductions by Korine and Teller, this record of their spontaneous, intimate journey captures their love for each other through the shared experience of the American road, and combines images of gas stations, abandoned trucks, evangelical households, banal landscapes and hotel rooms with candid portraits. Certain photos cleverly re-visit Eggleston’s own famous motifs—strings of colored electric lights, road signs, people in cars—and yet the star of the show is without doubt Eggleston himself, always impeccably groomed, whether seated at the kitchen table, holding the hand of cousin Maude Schuyler Clay, or playing the grand piano.
Key Zest arises from Harmony Korine’s 2019 film The Beach Bum, which follows the misadventures of a poet named Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a “rebellious burnout who only knows how to live life by his own rules.” Set in Key West, Florida, and also starring Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Jimmy Buffett, Martin Lawrence and Jonah Hill, the movie tracks Moondog’s comical mishaps and assignations, culminating in his unlikely fame after the publication of his memoirs, which are universally lauded and win him a Pulitzer Prize.
Key Zest is a collection of Moondog’s poems. Hilarious, preposterous and ribald, it includes such gems as “Alright, sunrise. / Let’s get this party started.” and “We can do whatever we want or nothing at all. / Eh, civilization.” Harmony Korine writes, “Moondog is the greatest poet in the history of Key West. I read a few of these pages and loved every minute of it.”
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.25 x 8.75 in. / 100 pgs / 2 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 8/20/2019 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 156
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783907179086TRADE List Price: $24.00 CDN $31.00
AVAILABILITY Out of stock
STATUS: Out of stock
Temporarily out of stock pending additional inventory.
Harmony Korine shocked a nation with his first movie script, 1995's Kids, about drug-addled adolescents wallowing in ennui and sex. Arbiters of culture and morality wrung their hands, but two first-time actors in Kids--Chloë Sevigny and Rosario Dawson--found longtime fame in the ensuing years. Korine himself went on to direct several audaciously polarizing feature films. This book, The Trash Humpers, is based on the photographic research for Korine's latest directorial project of the same name. Released on lo-fi VHS and edited in part while blindfolded--or so Korine attests--the 78-minute movie follows a gang of miscreants who roam the streets of Nashville, molesting garbage bins and causing random mayhem. It's an "ode to vandalism and the creativity of the destructive force," Korine has said. "Sometimes there's a real beauty to blowing things up, to smashing and burning. It could be almost as enlightening as the building of an object."
Consisting of 49 photographs from Korine's private archive, Pigxote reveals a largely unexamined side of the artist's creative process. It depicts a mysterious young girl moving through a televised landscape of intuitively arranged "experiential moments," and offers further insight into the poetic mind of one of Nashville's finest sons.
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 7.75 x 10 in. / 96 pgs / 49 bw.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 6/30/2009 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2009 p. 129
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9783905714623TRADE List Price: $28.00 CDN $32.50