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MONOGRAPHS & CATALOGSSock Monkeys
IDEAL WORLD BOOKS
Flexibound, 8 x 10 in. / 224 pgs / 2 color / illustrated throughout. | 12/2/2002 | Not available
Arne Svenson: The Neighbors
JULIE SAUL GALLERY
Clth, 11.25 x 10.75 in. / 96 pgs / 42 color. | 3/24/2015 | Not available
Published by Julie Saul Gallery.
Text by David Ebony.
The Neighbors, the latest project from photographer Arne Svenson (born 1952), began when he inherited a telephoto bird-watching lens from a friend and began to record the quotidian activities of his neighbors in the glass-walled apartment building across the street from his Manhattan studio. Completely unstaged and taken without his subjects' knowledge, the images capture his neighbors, framed by the structure of their own windows, in their unguarded moments: taking a nap, eating breakfast, talking on a cell phone. Simultaneously tender and voyeuristic, Svenson's carefully composed photographs have been compared to scenes from Vermeer and Edward Hopperóbut the series has also sparked controversy and debate since it was first exhibited in August 2013, at a moment of acute national anxiety over surveillance and privacy. After extensive international press attention, The Neighbors series is collected here for the first time in a beautiful clothbound volume.
Julie Saul Gallery
Clth, 11.25 x 10.75 in. / 96 pgs / 42 color.
Pub Date 3/24/2015
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2015 p. 114
ISBN 9780692266403 TRADE
List Price: $40.00 CDN $54.00 GBP £35.00
(200 out of 1,863)
Published by Ideal World Books.
Photographs by Arne Svenson. Edited by Ron Warren. With contributions by Simon Doonan, Jonathan Safran Foer, Neil Gaiman, Peter Getty, Penn Jillette, M. Raven Metzner, Isaac Mizrahi, Glenn O'Brien, Dale Peck, Ingrid Schaffner.
In 1985 Ron Warren began collecting sock monkeys--those icons of American thrift and inventiveness that for generations have been hand-stitched from a pair of red-heel work socks. Years later he met photographer Arne Svenson (author of the recent popular volume Chewed) who, intrigued by the obsessive nature and growing size of the collection, began with equal obsession to document individually its more than 1,800 examples. To convey the distinct personality imbued in each monkey by its maker, Svenson photographs them in the manner of classical black-and-white portraiture: flatteringly lit, cropped at the shoulders, eyes to the camera. The first 200 of these sock monkey portraits, reproduced larger than life as full-page duotones, are assembled in this book. Invited contributors, including novelists Jonathan Safran Foer, Neil Gaiman and Dale Peck; entertainers Penn & Teller; and fashion commentators Simon Doonan and Isaac Mizrahi, have interjected short stories inspired by the subject of their favorite sock monkey photograph. The result is an engaging, humorous and at times disturbing reanimation of creatures long relegated to the attic or the back of the closet.
Flexibound, 8 x 10 in. / 224 pgs / 2 color / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date 12/2/2002
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2003 p. 51
ISBN 9780972211123 TRADE
List Price: $24.95 CDN $33.95 GBP £22.00