By Sylvia Wolf and Vince Aletti (essays). Published by Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM, 2013. SLIPCASED hardcover limited to 150 SIGNED and numbered copies.
90 four-color plates, text in English. Ryan McGinleys first retrospective monograph. For this beautifully realized volume the artist has selected the best photographs from his first decade of work. The first edition is sure to become one of McGinley's most collectable books.
Ryan McGinley makes large-scale color photographs of his friends, a group that forms part of New Yorks Lower East Side youth culture. He uses photography to break down barriers between public and private spheres of activity. His subjects are willing collaborators: drawn from skateboard, music, and graffiti subcultures, they perform for the camera and expose themselves with a frank self-awareness that is distinctly contemporary. The results form a portrait of a generation that is savvy about visual culture and acutely aware of how identity can be communicated through photography. McGinleys newest work signals a departure from the urban youth culture images for which he is best known; he has been working in natural settings outside New York City, creating specific situations for his subjects to lose themselves in the moment.
McGinley embraces nature as a site of freedom and captures a sense of buoyancy and release. Ryan McGinley is an American photographer living in New York City who began making photographs in 1998.
In 2003, at the age of 25, McGinley was one of the youngest artists to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY. He was also named Photographer of the Year in 2003 by American Photo Magazine. In 2007 McGinley was awarded the Young Photographer Infinity Award by the International Center of Photography, NY. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS BY CLICKING MY.The item "RYAN McGINLEY You & I SIGNED Limited Edition Slipcased Book 1st Ed. #44/150 OoP" is in sale since Saturday, June 24, 2017. This item is in the category "Books\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "thearteryfineart" and is located in Boston, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.