Genres
45 RPM
4
Activism
26
Anthology
27
Architecture
44
Art History
58
Art Metropole Edition
67
Arts Writing
79
Audio
7
Autobiography
6
Bag
13
Beach Towel
4
Book
13
Booklet
8
Books on Books
15
Box set
5
Buttons
7
Calendar
7
Canadian
85
Card
6
Cassette
45
Catalogue
80
CD
124
Ceramics
27
Chapbook
5
Collaboration
6
Collage
38
Collection
6
Comic
38
Concrete Poetry
6
Contemporary Art
327
Conversations
46
Cooking
5
Creative Writing
31
Criticism
157
Culture
26
Dance
5
Design
19
Digital
6
DIY
5
Drawing
67
DVD
7
Enamel Pin
7
Environment
6
Ephemera
12
Erotica
4
Essays
179
Every Day Objects
35
Fashion
35
Feminist Theory
12
Fiction
40
Film
29
Film/Video
7
Flexidisc
6
Flip-book
8
Food
11
Found Images
7
Fundraiser
10
Glassware
15
Graphic Design
10
Graphic Novel
5
Handmade
9
History
22
Illustration
165
Indigenous Art
14
Installation Art
23
Institutional Critique
8
International
28
Interview
71
Invitation
5
Jewellery
21
Journal
9
Literature
33
Lithograph
6
LP
8
Mail Art
13
Manual
4
Memoir
5
Monograph
34
Mug
8
Multiple
40
Music
29
New Media
25
Newsprint
20
Notebook
5
Out of Print & Rare
35
Painting
61
Pamphlet
5
Patch
16
Performance Art
45
Periodical
23
Personal Texts
16
Philosophy
5
Photocopy
67
Photography
422
Pin
13
Poetry
140
Politics
35
Postcard
25
Poster
18
Print
66
Punk
4
Queer
29
Retrospective
8
Reviews
20
Risograph
101
Scarves
4
Screenprint
35
Sculpture
43
Self-Published
8
Short Stories
15
Silkscreen
14
Soap
7
Social Practice
4
Special Edition
11
Sticker
6
Sweatshirt
5
Tee-shirt
48
Text-Based Practice
17
Textile
11
Theory
119
Tote bag
27
Translation
4
Travel
11
Unique Edition
13
Video Art
7
Vinyl Record
54
Wearable
8
Wholesale
5
Zines
37

Shop > Artists' Books

#11919

162 People

Artist
Tim Lee
Price
$26.00
Date
2015
Publisher
Presentation House Gallery
Format
Artists' Books
Size
5.5 × 7 inches
Length
162 pages
Genre
Photography
Description

ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY TWO PEOPLE is an artist book about history and circumstance.

Mining over a century of photographs, Lee’s book utilizes images of our modern era’s most iconic and eclectic public figures. Actors, authors, politicians, athletes, scientists, artists, musicians, designers, and religious leaders—from Mark Twain to John McEnroe, Jay-Z to Mother Teresa—are featured, a pair per page, in an unbroken chain of chance encounters, official meetings, and friendly snapshots.

In a carousel loop of 162 pairings, the book begins and ends with Andy Warhol, who is first seen standing with Muhammad Ali, then on the final page of the book with hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. Every new page contains an individual from the preceding page matched up with a new partner, forming a continuing sequence of prominent individuals meeting their seemingly random counterparts. Like Lee’s performative practice that imagines conversations between disparate cultural figures, the photographs proceed with both major and minor shifts in place and time, accumulating in an imaginative meditation on how distinct individuals might combine as part of a larger discourse.

Tim Lee is one of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the DaaD Galerie, Berlin; Asia Society, New York; and the CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco. He has been included in the 2012 Shanghai Biennale, the 2011 Istanbul Biennial, the 2008 Sydney Biennial and the 3rd Yokohama Triennale. He is represented by Lisson Gallery in London/New York/ Milan, Johnen Galerie in Berlin and Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle in Munich.

  1. 162 People
 

Related Items

  1. Tim Lee: Remakes, Variations (1741-2092)
  2. Shane Rocheleau: The Reflection in the Pool
  3. David Horvitz: Sad, Depressed People
  4. Maia Ruth Lee: The Center for Growth
  5. Genevieve Allison and Elliot Ross: American Backyard
  6. Zhao Xiaomeng: Bicycles in Beijing, Now
  7. B.C. Almanac(h) C-B
  8. A Sudden Drop
  9. Roger Bywater, Richard Edson, and Louis Ford: Movie Life
  10. A Sudden Drop Collector’s Edition
  11. Fly: PEOPs #7
  12. Seth Fluker: Earth People
  13. Huang He: Master Q’s Guide to Virtual Feng Shui
  14. Capricious Magazine Issue No. 16
  15. Smoke Room 4
  16. Smoke Room 3
  17. Jesus Days
  18. Guantanamo.
  19. Eric Doeringer: Autobiography (after Sol LeWitt)
  20. Andreas Laszlo Konrath : Anthony No Name at Gmail Dot Com
  21. Katrin Koffman: Ensembles Assembled: In Full Color
  22. Miklós Klaus Rózsa
  23. Adél Koleszár: New Routes Of Faith
  24. Steven Beckly: Island
  25. Mira Mexico
  26. Eddie O’Keefe: Young Ideas
  27. Un Ano de Basura (One Year of Garbage)
  28. Steve Kado: Previas
  29. Nein, Onkel
  30. Portraits by Waiters
  31. Some Los Angeles Apartments
  32. Wheels and Trophies
  33. Stephen Gill: Hackney Wick
  34. Thomas Mailaender: The Night Climbers of Cambridge
  35. Stephen Gill: Coming Up For Air
  36. John Stezaker: Crossing Over
  37. Justin Yong: gentle
  38. Nicholas Gottlund and Suzanna Zak: The Copier
  39. Ed Panar: Salad Days