Portrait of the Artist's Wife: Photographs 1966-2011

Portrait of the Artist's Wife: Photographs 1966-2011

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 198 x 278 x 10mm | 498.95g
  • Ziggurat Books International
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 89 colour, 2 black and white
  • 095665794X
  • 9780956657947
  • 1,592,962

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An extraordinary work covering 45 years of photographs of one woman by one man, Portrait of the Artist's Wife was begun when Sally MacLeod and Marcus Reichert were 18 years old. The beauty of these images is captivating in itself but the intimate relationship between artist and subject is revealed with such directness and subtlety that we are swept along from one encounter - and consequent moment of illumination - to the next. Epic in its steadfast determination to define the poetry that exists in such a collaboration, Portrait of the Artist's Wife is a profoundly exhilarating visual experience. From the introduction by Edward Rozzo, renowned photographer and professor of Visual Culture Studies at the Bocconi University in Milan: "This book is about time. Time which doesn't exist, time which changes all. Time to compare moments across time, time to reflect on the limits of time. The photographs in these pages do not represent a particularly decisive moment, nor are these images to be dwelled upon because of the story they tell. No. These are images to be looked at in their static moment. These are not images to be glanced upon while turning the pages to see what will happen. Like in some magical space-warp, we are invisibly there, pondering what is happening and what will become. We can speculate on the future of a woman we can actually see as the future plays upon her. We are the eye of time." Marcus Reichert is a painter who has also worked in film. His films are held in the archive of the Museum of Modern Art, New York. His photographic work was unknown to the public until exhibited by Michael Hoppen in London in 2004. The critic and art historian Mel Gooding has written of Reichert's photographs: "These are what pierce, these visual facts: traces of the actual that compose themselves into the dignity and beauty of the abstract, are propositions of a new reality."show more
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