Saturday, July 28, 2012
Tokyo has been photographed more times than we have all had hot dinners. Does the world need any more photographs of Tokyo? The answer is yes if they happen to be made by John Gossage. In his new bookwork THE CODE, Gossage has done the seemingly imposssible with a series of photographs that are fresh, compelling, mysterious and yet so simple.
THE CODE from Harper's Books, 2012. First Edition. Quarto. Limited to 1000 copies. Published on the occasion of Gossage's exhibition at Harper's Books, East Hampton, August 18 - October 1, 2012. A collection of color photographs shot in and around Tokyo. While Gossage's trademark celebration of the banal is certainly on display here, the photographer charts new territory with shots of Tokyo street scenes, skyscapes and tissue boxes. Fine in a fine jacket, sealed in shrink-wrap.
There is also a Deluxe Edition. Quarto. Limited to 26 SIGNED and numbered copies, and issued with an original color ink-jet print, 8 1/2 X 11 inches, SIGNED by Gossage and housed in a custom cloth folder and slipcase. Custom folder, gray slipcase.
You can see more on Harper's Books site HERE.
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