Richard Misrach: 11.21.11 5:40 PM (Signed Edition)

By Richard Misrach

Richard Misrach has begun a series of artist books that explores the relationship between photography and time. Titled by the date and minute of the image—11.21.11 5:40 pm— the book features a central picture from a new series begun in November 2011, entitled On The Beach 2.0. It is both an extension of, and a dialogue with, his earlier On the Beach project (2001–2005).
Unbeknownst to them, the artist photographed a young couple on the beach in the late afternoon. From almost a block away one couldn’t tell what they were doing, but it appeared they were photographing the sunset. It was only back in the studio that he discovered they were making a self-portrait with their iPhone. For the artist, it was an epiphany: the couple and he were photographing the same subject at the same time. This uncanny picture embodies both a technological and cultural paradigm shift. The book is comprised of a sixteen image sequence that links the two images.
Signed by the artist.

Hardcover
32 pages

Price: $150.00

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