Shop > Artists' Books


Capture the Flag

Jesse Purcell and Josh MacPhee
Artists' Books
20 pp

A meditation far more than a statement, this massive 20 page screen printed artist book starts with flags. Flags are paradoxically used as both markers of the internal cohesion of nation or tribe, and also as external proclamations of transformation and utopia. It is this tension that binds this book together. Beginning with MacPhee’s illustrations of flags stacking beneath, piling on, and wrapping around each other, these images become increasingly convoluted and unclear as the pages turn. For the tail end of the book, Purcell works his more playful imagery and textures into the fields of flags, meeting in a middle where all this imagery begins to conflict, contest, and even consume itself.

Edition of 35.

  1. Capture the Flag prints
  2. Capture the Flag prints

Related Items

  1. Fastwurms: Green Pentagram sticker
  2. AA Bronson: Tick-Tock

Noah Lyon vs. Raymond Pettibon
  4. Josh Blackwell
  5. Michalis Pichler: Sechsundzwanzig Autobahn Flaggen
  6. Gustave Morin: Rare Sheet Music
  7. Jesse Harris : Idyeahs: Is a Poet a Poem?
  8. Jesse Harris : Jesse Wars Here
  9. Stéphane Prigent: Isotope Soap
  10. Cécile Hummel: NIHIL SVB SOLE NOVVM
  11. Rick Myers: Afterimages
  12. Jesse Harris : Notebook
  13. Robert Longo: Stand
  14. Sabina Baumann: Finger aus Licht
  15. Oliver Sieber: Character Thieves
  16. 12 Step
  17. Tom Dean: Varieties of Hell - complete set
  18. Brad Phillips: Still Life With Hard Feelings
  19. Shawn Shepherd: THE TEN
  20. Basil Alzeri: Small Soft & Round
  21. cherry kutti: Black Series
  22. Liz Deschenes, Secession
  23. Tobias Spichtig: Blue, Red, and Green
  24. Collective Actions: Audience Recollections from the first Five Years, 1976 - 1981
  25. Brad Elterman: No Dogs on Beach
  26. Karla Read: Two
  27. K8 Hardy, Steve Kado, and Jon McCurley: Prism of Reality, Issue Number 2
  28. Poetry Slam Vol. 1
  29. Greg Durrell and Errol Richardson: Totally Rad
  30. Modern Laundry
  31. The Benefit of Friends Collected
  32. NDP #4
  33. Model Minority
  34. Emily Smit-Dicks and Josh Thorpe: The Unexpected
  35. Anonynous: The Guilded Beaver