Formats
Anthologies
101
Audio
306
Catalogues
439
Clothing
23
Editions
30
Ephemera
75
Literary
37
Monographs
189
Posters
299
Video
39
Zines
145

Shop > Artists' Books

Out of Stock
#05286

Sean Micka: Negotiations

Date
2011
Publisher
Onestar Press
Format
Artists' Books
Details
Softcover
Size
14 × 22.5 × 1.2 cm
Length
150 
Description

Negotiations is a book that comprises a multiplicity of definitions. In one sense it is a word-for-word reproduction of an antiques auction catalog (Christie’s New York, 1983). In another it is a book about the (re)production of images and text, and in another, it is a book that negotiates the role of the abstraction of value in art and its markets. And in another, it is about encyclopedic information, subjectivity and hermeneutics.

The form of the book is structured by a series of layers or sections. Part one is a modulated facsimile of the catalog itself, including comprehensive descriptions of auction house legalities and warranties, conditions of sales, as well as lot descriptions, provenance and bidding prices. For each lot is a corresponding image of a halftone pattern produced from a magnified section of the lots original photograph as presented in the catalog –an abstraction made from a representation that is itself an abstraction. Next follows of a series of appendixes : a) glossary of technical terms, b) a brief essay on the history and meaning of the halftone pattern, and c) an image atlas.

Negotiations is designed to provide the reader with a set of images, texts and information that enable a dialogical reading of the book, as both a material object and a discursive formation. Sean Micka New York, 2011

Edition of 250

  1. Sean Micka: Negotiations
 

Related Items

  1. Sean Landers, Art, Life and God
  2. Marcello Maloberti: TARZAN NOIR
  3. Riley and his story
  4. Hans Schabus : Hans Schabus: Transport
  5. Jim Verburg: O/ Divided/Defined, Weights, Measures, and Emotional Geometry
  6. Contestations
  7. Son Ni : ISBN 978-986-97269-4-8
  8. Setup Issue 2
  9. Anna Dezeuze and Thomas Hirschhorn: Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument
  10. Anna Dezeuze: Thomas Hirschhorn: Deleuze Monument (Hardcover)
  11. Notes from the Foundry
  12. Jamelie Hassan: Smurfistan
  13. Vincent Trasov: My ’Five Years in a Nutshell’
  14. Lars Ahlstrom and Hans Anders Molin: Airspace
  15. David Askevold and Christina Ritchie: Activating the Archive 4: Double Agent
  16. Colin Campbell and Bruce ed. Ferguson: Activating the Archive 2: Otherwise Worldly
  17. Greg Curnoe: Blue Book no. 8