JOHN DIVOLA: VANDALISM - SIGNED BY THE PHOTOGRAPHER
(DIVOLA, JOHN). Divola, John. London, UK: MACK, 2018. First Edition. 4to. Pictorial Boards. Photography Monograph. As New/No Jacket - As Issued.
120pp, profusely illustrated in b&w. "Between 1974 and 1975, American photographer John Divola – then in his mid twenties and without a studio of his own – traveled across Los Angeles in search of dilapidated properties in which to make photographs. Armed with a camera, spray paint, string and cardboard, the artist would produce one of his most significant photographic projects entitled "Vandalism". In this visceral, black and white series of images Divola vandalized vacant homes with abstract constellations of graffiti-like marks, ritualistic configurations of string hooked to pins, and torn arrangements of card, before photographing the results. The project vigorously merged the documentary approach of forensic photography with staged interventions echoing sculpture, performance, and installation art. Serving as a conceptual sabotaging of the delineations between such documentary and artistic practices at a time when the ‘truthfulness’ of photography was being called into question, "Vandalism" helped to establish Divola’s highly distinctive photographic language". A brand new, pristine example of the 2018 first MACK Books edition. additionally SIGNED by photographer John Divola.
PLEASE NOTE: Copies of "Vandalism" will be signed by Mr. Divola at Arcana on Saturday, May 12th and shipped beginning Tuesday, May 15th. If you would like to pre-order a signed copy and collect it at the event, please indicate this in the "Notes" section of your order.
978-1-912339-00-6 Inventory Number: E000JDV