Martin Schoeller - Close - 2018

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Martin Schoeller - Close - 2018
Photography - Quantity: 1 - Book

Steidl, Göttingen. 2018.

First edition, first printing.

Fantastic portraits of Donald Trump, Bono, Elton John, Anthony Hopkins, Barack Obama, Adele, Roger Federer, Cher, Paris Hilton, Joachim Löw, Angela Merkel and others.

New, mint, unread; still originally shrin-wrapped in publisher's plastic foil.

Hardcover (as issued). 280 x 355 mm. 136 pages. Text in english.

Perfect condition.

"Close presents 120 portraits of the world’s most famous and influential people across the arts and entertainment industries, politics, business and sport—from Julia Roberts and Adele, to Frank Gehry and Marina Abramović, Barack Obama, Julian Assange and Roger Federer. Between 2005 and 2018 Schoeller photographed his subjects, in his words “to create a level platform, where a viewer’s existing notions of celebrity, values, and honesty are challenged.” Schoeller realized this goal by subjecting his sitters to equal technical treatment: each portrait is a close-up of a face with the same camera angle and lighting. The expressions are consistently neutral, serious yet relaxed, in an attempt to tease out his subjects’ differences and capture moments “that felt intimate, unposed.” Schoeller’s inspiration for Close was the water tower series of Bernd and Hilla Becher, his ambition to adapt their systematic approach to portraiture. Amidst Schoeller’s famous subjects are also some unknown and unfamiliar ones, a means to comprehensively make his project an “informal anthropological study of the faces of our time.”
(from the publisher)

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Photography
Author/ Illustrator
Martin Schoeller
Book Title
Close
Condition
As new
Publication year oldest item
2018
Edition
1st Edition
Language
English
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Steidl, Göttingen
Binding/ Material
Hardback
Number of pages
136
Dimensions
355×280 mm
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