Philip-Lorca DiCorcia - Retrospective

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Philip-Lorca DiCorcia - Retrospective

Wonderful overview of DiCorcia's magical work, which features photographs from his most well known projects.

1st edition published by Kerber Verlag, 2013
Format: Softcover with flaps 210x290mm
Pages: 208
Condition: Very Good/Fine. Birthday inscription to title page.

The photography of Philip-Lorca diCorcia achieves a marvelous balance of artifice and the everyday. Over the past three decades, diCorcia has developed a unique and influential style, in which a realistic, almost documentary style of representation is subverted or countered by visibly staged composition. This combination of seemingly opposite qualities endows his images with a mysterious eeriness. In his "Hustlers" series (1990-1992), diCorcia made portraits of male prostitutes in minutely composed settings, and for "Heads" (2000-2001)--probably his most famous series--he depicted passersby on the street in New York (who were oblivious to his photographing them) as though they were film stars. Alongside the series "Streetwork" (1993-1999), "Lucky 13" (2004) and "A Storybook Life" (1975-1999), this volume, published for a major European retrospective and produced in close collaboration with diCorcia, also features works from his new and ongoing "East of Eden" project.