24 May 2011
Sam Falls - Visible Library
36 pages, saddle stitched, softcover
9.5 x 7.75 in. / 24.13 x 19.69 cm.
Edition of 750
($35 for signed copy, limited time offer; $95 for special edition: Individually spray painted by the artist with hand-written poem. Limited to 20, signed and numbered.)
"In a departure from the colorful still life photographs he is known for, artist Sam Falls brings together a series of black and white images for the first time in his limited-edition artist book Visible Library. With a large format camera and a few boxes of expired film, Falls spent a day making these beautiful and haunting pictures in the stacks above the American Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Like 'walking alone in the woods,' as he refers to it, Falls created what can easily be considered his most intimate body of work, a personal meditation on art, history, preservation and the photographic medium."