Portrait 4to. Publisher’s black cloth boards with blind stamped lettering to spine. Covers a little marked. Spine very slightly cocked. Crease to rfep. Lacking dust jacket. Text in Czech and English. Published in conjunction with an exhibition at Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague. *** The book contains circa 94 ‘hidden images’: composites of two right or two left halves of a face, placed side by side on a page. “In the series ‘Hidden Image’ (1991–5), Jiri David photographs, vertically bisects, then doubles both halves of the faces of well-known figures from the fields of art, sport or politics, discovering a new person in each of them.“ In his introduction Jacques Derrida (one of the sitters) writes: “This scary spectrality, both strange and familiar, reveals the archaic and anachronistic monstrosity of purely intimate excess.” Scarce. *** Heavy book (over 2KG): additional postage for non-UK orders might be necessary.
|Book Condition||Very Good|