Aha! A solution for those of us with limited wall space….and a desire to fill our lives with original art work.
Introducing photographer Miles Ladin who has recently published two limited edition unbound artist books, each a collection of photographs and poems, presented in cloth-covered, book-like boxes. The book can be displayed on a coffee table, where you can leaf through the individual prints, or choose a few to frame, leaving others safely in the box.
That Various Field presents seventeen 11”x14” landscape photographs reflecting the locations where the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet James Schuyler lived, visited, and found inspiration -- New York, Vermont, and Maine -- plus 5 of his poems. (Schuyler was active in the 50’s as part of the New York School of Poets --think Frank O’Hara, John Ashbury, Kenneth Koch.)
Water and Rocks, Great Spruce Head Island, Maine
Lunch Poems, another unbound collection, is an homage to Fran O’Hara and the urban landscape of his poetry.
This edition includes two of his poems and 27 Epson archival pigment ink prints on woven fiber paper.
More information about both books can be found through Califia Books. (http://www.califiabooks.com/finepress/l/milesladin.html) These books are also on exhibition at Connecticut College, New London, CT through March 3.
Miles also sent me a photo from his very latest series, Service Entrance, an investigation of these entrances to buildings in the US’s wealthiest postal codes (10021 and 10022,NY’s Upper East Side).
In the artist’s words:
Perhaps the entrances, like the maids and workmen who use them, are kept hidden, downtrodden and at a distance, thereby not intruding on the idyll of affluence. These are entrances that most people (including the buildings' residences) don't really notice, much like the individuals that use them. They are invisible yet they are intrinsic to the structure.
These 16x20 images are available for $750
You can view more of Miles’ work on the White Columns Curated Registry and at his own site, milesladin.com.
Below are two older photographs I just couldn’t resist. Something about these lavish tables and elegant arms.
Debutante Ball Dinner at Mortimers, 1994
-- Amy Chase
(not maxwell - that's just autofill)