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Ari Marcopoulos: Directory Text by Neville Wakefield, Photographed by Ari Marcopoulos
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Ari Marcopoulos: Directory

Text by Neville Wakefield, Photographed by Ari Marcopoulos

  • April 5, 2011
  • Trade Paperback
  • Photography - Individual Photographers - Monographs
  • Rizzoli
  • 8-1/2 x 10-7/8
  • $65.00
  • $75.00
  • 978-0-8478-3532-4

About This Book

Influential to both art and fashion, Ari Marcopoulos’s unique style of raw immediacy has made him one of the most important contemporary photographers. For thirty years, photographer Ari Marcopoulos has been pioneering contemporary photography by documenting subcultures such as skateboarders and graffiti artists, as well as landscapes and his own family and friends. Since his days printing photographs for Andy Warhol, he has amassed a huge body of work marked by its arresting and unsentimental intimacy that has been influential to the worlds of art, fashion, and photography.Bound to mimic a phone book, Ari Marcopoulos: Directory presents a collection of approximately 1,200 photographs, with curator and critic Neville Wakefield providing insightful commentary on some of Marcopoulos’s singular images. Copublished with Nieves, each book in this limited-edition series includes a print signed by the artist.

About the Author

Ari Marcopoulos is a photographer whose work has been exhibited around the world. His photographs have been acquired by such institutions as SFMOMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art and have been featured in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Interview, Snowboarder, and Blind Spot. His books include Out & About and Transitions & Exits. Born in Amsterdam, he currently resides in California and New York. Neville Wakefield is an art curator and a writer on contemporary culture, art, and photography. The author of Postmodernism: The Twilight of the Real, he has contributed to such publications as Artforum,Art in America, i-D, Interview, and Italian Vogue. He lives in New York.

Reviews

  • "Dutch photographer Ari Marcopoulos demonstrates his ability to see art in mundane, habitual urban life with Directory, a collection of his work and true documentation of American subculture... Directory mocks our world dominated by smart phones and laptops, questions our perceived sense of power over nature and finds beauty in the unexpected." ~City Arts

    "Marcopoulos' work feels like a blancing act between art and documentary, if it is even necessary to make that distinction in his case. But he makes it look easy. He takes the pictures that we all want to take, but can't... Some of the images are accompanied by insightful commentary from Neville Wakefield, adding yet another layer to this page turner." ~The Last Magazine

    “A serious yet intimate body of Ari’s recent work, this is a must have for any fan.” ~SLAMXHYPE

    "Ari Marcopoulos’ latest body of work Directory (Rizzoli) is indeed an index, but instead of phone numbers or businesses you’ll find 1200 pages of irreverent black and white Xeroxed images of friends, strangers, family, newspaper headlines, teenagers, cars, graffiti, surfboards, skateboards, landscapes... Attesting to his prodigious visual talent, Marcopolous managed to fill an entire phone book worth of really, really strong images with this visual noise." ~Oakazine

     "...whether you are attracted by the photo work or just the concept itself, Directory (the photographer’s tenth book) is a raw look at underground art, the likes of which has not been seen on bookshelves in a while now." ~Blogonbooks.com
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