AWOL ERIZKU: MYSTIC PARALLAX - SIGNED BY THE ARTIST (SHIPPING JULY 18th, 2023)
(ERIZKU, AWOL). Erizku, Awol, Ashley James, Doreen St. Felix, Urs Fischer & Antwaun Sargent. Foreword by Ishmael Reed. New York: Aperture and The Momentary, I00230705. 2023. First Edition. 12 x 9 1/2". Cloth in Illustrated Dust Jacket. Artist Monograph. As New/As New. 9781597115469
300pp, 168 illustrations in color and b&w. "Working across photography, film, video, painting, and installation, Awol Erizku's work references and re-imagines African-American and African visual culture, from hip hop vernacular to Nefertiti, while nodding to traditions of spirituality and Surrealism. This comprehensive monograph spans the artist’s career, blending his studio practice with his work as an in-demand editorial photographer working regularly for the New Yorker, New York magazine, Time, and GQ, among others, and features his conceptual portraits of Black cultural icons such as Solange, Amanda Gorman, and Michael B. Jordan. As Erizku recently told the New York Times, “It’s important for me to create confident, powerful, downright regal images of Black people.”
Featuring essays by critically acclaimed author Ishmael Reed, curator Ashley James, and writer Doreen St. Félix, and interviews with the artist by Urs Fischer and Antwaun Sargent, Mystic Parallax is a luminous and arresting testament to the artist’s tremendous power and originality."
A brand new, most handsome example of this spectacularly designed and produced first monograph additionally signed "Awol Erizku" in ink on the front pastedown.
Inventory Number: E000AEMP