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One Picture Book 2 Complete Set 6 Four books in a slip case, each book contains a signed Photograph, limited to 500 numbered copies SBN: 978-1-59005-546-5 Hardcover, 6 x 8 1/2, 16 pages, 18 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph. ?In the earlier 90s after traveling throughout the Sea Islands on the Southeast Coast on the United States, I decided that it was time to go home, back to Africa. There was something that I needed to know about the nature of myself. In love with customs, beliefs and material cultural, I made many pictures, but only a few of handful of people. The portraits for Africa: Gems and Jewels are that handful.? ? Carrie Mae Weems Carrie Mae Weems is one of the most influential contemporary American artists living today. Her work investigates race, family relationships, cultural identity, sexism, class, political systems, and the consequences of power. Weems is represented in public and private collections around the world, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada; and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles. Africa: Gems and Jewels is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist. ISBN: 978-1-59005-547-2 Hardcover, 6 x 8 1/2, 16 pages, 24 plates, 1 original signed photograph. Auto-Hypnosis features both black-and-white and color photographs from Ed Templeton?s photo archive, exploring our existence in and around cars and car culture. We are inevitably tied to the automobile from birth, starting from literally being strapped against our will into car seats as children, to them becoming a symbol of freedom and autonomy as teenagers. Templeton?s photos explore the car as a cage, as a tool to assuage boredom, as a deadly weapon, and as a window to watch the world as you speed by. The car is both a fetishized object and a utilitarian tool, something we live inside of and use as a prop for fashion magazines. Templeton has long used the car window as a framing device for his photography inside and out, further fetishizing the culture surrounding them. Ed Templeton is an American artist/photographer whose work reflects human behavior with emphasis on youth subcultures, religious affectation, and suburban conventions using a cinéma vérité approach and embracing chance encounters. Templeton is a respected cult figure in the subculture of skateboarding, a two time world-champion, and Skateboarding Hall of Fame inductee. He is best known for his photographic books, zines, and multi-media exhibitions. His work has been shown in museums worldwide including, Museum of ContemporaryArt, Los Angeles; International Center of Photography, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France; S.M.A.K. Museum, Belgium; Bonnefanten Museum, The Netherlands; Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria; Pier 24 , San Francisco. Each copy of this artist?s book includes a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist. ISBN: 978-1-59005-548-9 Hardcover, 6 x 8 1/2, 16 pages, 18 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph. Love You is a selection of photographs by Deanna Templeton centering around the idea of love and its symbolism, especially the heart shape as it manifests itself in myriad forms in public streets worldwide. Be it a lock clamped onto a bridge with a wish and a prayer, or a marriage proposal scrawled into the sand, public expressions of love date back to prehistoric cave paintings. At its core the heart symbol, like the two fingered peace sign, is the simplest way to express your feelings ? a shorthand for ?I love you.? A sentiment seemingly in short supply these days, and precisely why Deanna chose this theme for her One Picture Book. Deanna Templeton is an American photographer known for her documentary and serial work exploring youth culture and feminine identity. Since the 1990?s Templeton has explored many subjects, from the nude body to street photography at night, contrasting her own tumultuous adolescence with young women growing up in our current era. Her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide including, Pier 24, San Francisco; NRW Forum, Dusseldorf, Germany; Daelim Museum, South Korea; The Australian Center for Photography, Sydney, Australia; The Preus Museum, Norway; The Museum Het Domein, The Netherlands; and The Schunk Museum, The Netherlands. Love You is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist. ISBN: 978-1-59005-549-6 Hardcover, 6 x 8 1/2, 16 pages, 13 four-color plates, 1 original signed photograph. ?Pico Boulevard begins in Santa Monica between two luxury beachfront hotels and ends at the Coca-Cola bottling plant at Central Avenue in downtown L.A. Traveling east on Pico Boulevard takes you through the Japanese and Iranian neighborhoods of West Los Angeles to the wealthy, predominantly white neighborhood of Rancho Park. Passing Fox Studios and the Hillcrest Country Club, Pico continues through the upscale business and entertainment center of Century City, the Jewish and Russian neighborhoods of South Robertson, the largely African American and Latino Mid-City District, and Koreatown. It then passes through the mostly lower income area of recent Central American immigrants in the Pico Union district and finally, to the crowded commotion of the Garment District in downtown Los Angeles. In short, Pico Boulevard is a veritable microcosm of Los Angeles.? ? John Humble Brought up in a military family, John Humble spent his childhood moving around the country from one military base to another. Humble was drafted during the Vietnam War, then became a photojournalist for the Washington Post before pursuing a graduate degree at the San Francisco Art Institute. His itinerant nature continued when he traveled the world in the early 1970s, going from Europe to the Middle East, then to Africa and Asia in his Volkswagen van. However, since the summer of 1974 Humble has lived in one place: Los Angeles. In 1979, Humble acquired a 4x5 view camera and began to photograph the Los Angeles that he perceived every day ? a Los Angeles that tourists seldom see, and that locals seldom notice. John Humble?s large-scale photographs have been exhibited and collected since the 1970s, and are included in the permanent collections of such institutions as the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; The LA County Museum of Art; and The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Pico Boulevard is limited to 500 numbered copies, each including a 5x7 inch original print that has been signed by the artist.