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Marco Breuer: Early Recordings by Marco Breuer, Mark Alice Durant

Early Recordings presents the first comprehensive look at the work of the respected, conceptually driven artist, Marco Breuer. Boldly experimental, Breuer uses an extensive and continually evolving range of processes to extract abstract and visually compelling images from photographic paper. Whether it involves placing burning coals on the photographic paper, repeatedly slicing into it or sanding away at the emulsion until holes appear, Breuer's work eviscerates the usual expectations of the camera-less image. The Minimalistic end results are surprisingly exquisite, and this oversized volume reproduces them with attention to every slice, abrasion and color shift. The images function as "recordings" of the artist's actions, so that only the trace of impact and Breuer's expended energy remain. The revered photography critic Vince Aletti describes Breuer's work as having "the intelligence and wit of the midcentury Modernist avant-garde and the anything-goes audacity of photography's earliest innovators." A limited edition of 30 copies of this book is also available, slip-cased and hand-altered by the artist.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597110334
Publisher: Aperture Foundation
Publication date: 04/28/2007
Pages: 88
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 13.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Marco Breuer was born in Landshut, Germany, in 1966. Exhibited widely, his work is in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart in Germany. He is represented by the Von Lintel Gallery, New York, and he lives in upstate New York.

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