Believe You Me. Ry Rocklen. 2nd Cannons Publications.

Posted in art, books, painting, photography on October 12th, 2011
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Believe You Me. Ry Rocklen.

Believe You Me is an artists’ book that corresponds with Rocklen’s 2011 exhibition of the same name. For the “book version of the exhibition,” Rocklen had photographer Lee Thompson photograph the raw materials he would then use to construct his sculptures (thrift store acquired trophies, posters, t-shirts, paintings and a found telephone book). Rocklen then used those photographs as the source material for the book. Essentially a series of hyper-detail images of the works in the exhibition, Believe You Me collages the photographs into full-bleed spreads that have been loosely organized around a set of scanned telephone book pages and which function as the book’s chapters (Hair-Handwriting, Ice-Immigration, Religious-Remodeling, etc).

Published by 2nd Cannons Publications 025
Edition of 500.
100 pages

D 24€