Gregory Crewdson: An Eclipse of Moths

Photographs by Gregory Crewdson. Text by Jeff Tweedy.


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An Eclipse of Moths extends Gregory Crewdson’s obsessive exploration of the small-town, postindustrial American landscape. Each of these sixteen, never-before-published images is composed at a cinematic scale with the artist’s signature auteurial care.

Downed streetlights, abandoned baby carriages, and decommissioned carnival rides set the scene for a cast of classic Crewdsonian characters—full of equal parts yearning and ennui. This collection of images is offered in a limited-edition, slipcased volume, sumptuously produced at a scale that offers an immersive experience of each of these carefully crafted scenes.

Printed in a limited edition of 750 copies / Signed and numbered by the artist


Format: Paperback / softback
Number of pages: 32
Number of images: 16
Publication date: 2020-09-08
Measurements: 19.5 x 11 x 2.2 inches
ISBN: 9781683952213

Photographs by Gregory Crewdson. Text by Jeff Tweedy.

Gregory Crewdson (born in Brooklyn, 1962) is a graduate of the Yale School of Art, where he is now a professor and director of graduate studies in photography. His work has been exhibited widely and is in public institutions across North America, Europe, and beyond. Crewdson’s awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship. His numerous prior books include Twilight (2002), Beneath the Roses (2008), and Cathedral of the Pines (Aperture, 2016). His series Beneath the Roses is the subject of the 2012 feature documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters, directed by Ben Shapiro.
Jeff Tweedy is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is the singer and guitarist of the band Wilco, which has released eleven studio albums to date.

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