By Laura Russell
Artist Book; Structure: Hedi Kyle Flag book. 20 original photographs by the artist. Archival pigment prints on Red River Polar Matte and Moab Lasal papers. Spine: Black Fabriano Ingres paper.
8.5 x 4 x 1 inches closed. Accordion extends out to 40 inches.
Edition of 25
Starting bid $100
Bid increment $20
About this print:
In a bit of whimsy, image and text play off each other to create irreverent pairings of singles pick-up lines with intimate portraits of abandoned furniture that can be found cast aside like a bad romance on city streets everywhere. Twenty Polaroid-style photographs are paired with text highlighting the becoming features of the lonely furniture. The 80’s-style looker says, “Single white sofa, mature, well-endowed, seeking free love in warm, cozy, dry home.” The teal velvet slipper chair says, “Me: clean, curvy, cushy, velvety, dove-tail joints. Single and ready to mingle.” This limited-edition artist book utilizes Hedi Kyle’s flag book structure to mimic a local bulletin board that might have been used for advertising in the good old days before the internet.