Early Recordings Box Set

Marco Breuer

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10 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. 96 pages, 50 color images Hardcover with artist interventions
25 and no artist's proofs Limited-Edition Book with one polaroid Presented in a Clamshell Box Image Size: 4 x 6 in. Paper Size: 4 x 6 in. Signed and numbered by the artist

This unique offering combines an exquisitely produced slipcased book and unique Polaroid print. Available exclusively through Aperture.

This limited-edition offering includes a unique-to-each-edition Polaroid photogram that was made using the diecut cover of Early Recordings, which also accompanies this offer. Incorporating artist "interventions" each cover has been marked up and altered by the artist, as have the pages inside. Presented in a specially designed clamshell box, each edition is a truly one of kind and unique item. The clamshell is created with paper that has been randomly printed multiple times—"makeready sheets" that are usually discarded during the printing process. Remnants and scraps from the bookmaking process are also included within, further becoming an extension of Breuer's experimental practice. This edition is limited to twenty-five one-of-a-kind works of art.

Boldly experimental, Marco Breuer uses an extensive and continually evolving range of processes to extract abstract and visually compelling images from photographic paper. Breuer's work eviscerates the usual expectations of the cameraless image. The end results are exquisitely gorgeous and minimalist. The images function as "recordings" of the artist's actions, only the trace of impact and expended energy remain. Breuer's work has garnered significant critical acclaim worldwide.

Marco Breuer (born in Landshut, Germany,1966) has exhibited widely, and his work is in the collections of the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, Massachusetts; Museum of Modern Art, New York; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Staatsgalerie Stuttgart in Germany. He is represented by the Von Lintel Gallery, New York, and he lives in upstate New York.


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