Ari Marcopoulos: Directory
|Author:||Ari Marcopoulos & Neville Wakefield|
Influential to both art and fashion, Ari Marcopoulos's unique style of raw immediacy has made him one of the most important contemporary photographers. For thirty years, photographer Ari Marcopoulos has been pioneering contemporary photography by documenting subcultures such as skateboarders and graffiti artists, as well as landscapes and his own family and friends. Since his days printing photographs for Andy Warhol, he has amassed a huge body of work marked by its arresting and unsentimental intimacy that has been influential to the worlds of art, fashion, and photography.Bound to mimic a phone book, Ari Marcopoulos: Directory presents a collection of approximately 1,200 photographs, with curator and critic Neville Wakefield providing insightful commentary on some of Marcopoulos's singular images. Copublished with Nieves, each book in this limited-edition series includes a print signed by the artist.
"Dutch photographer Ari Marcopoulos demonstrates his ability to see art in mundane, habitual urban life with "Directory," a collection of his work and true documentation of American subculture... "Directory" mocks our world dominated by smart phones and laptops, questions our perceived sense of power over nature and finds beauty in the unexpected." City Arts
"Marcopoulos' work feels like a blancing act between art and documentary, if it is even necessary to make that distinction in his case. But he makes it look easy. He takes the pictures that we all want to take, but can't... Some of the images are accompanied by insightful commentary from Neville Wakefield, adding yet another layer to this page turner." "The Last Magazine"
"A serious yet intimate body of Ari's recent work, this is a must have for any fan." SLAMXHYPE
"Ari Marcopoulos' latest body of work "Directory "(Rizzoli) is indeed an index, but instead of phone numbers or businesses you'll find 1200 pages of