"Who is Michael Jang? I don’t know if he’s a hipster or a nerd, a conceptual genius or instinctual savant. All I know is that he takes some of best pictures I’ve ever seen." - ALEC SOTH
Who Is Michael Jang?Collector's Edition is presented within a commemorative boxset containing one of two 8x10 inch fibre prints, handmade, numbered and signed by the artist. Limited release of 60. Print options are “Woman arriving in Rolls Royce” from the 1973 seriesBeverly Hiltonand “Holiday Preparations” from the 1973 seriesThe Jangs.
About the book:
Michael Jang spent nearly four decades working as a successful commercial portrait photographer. Unbeknown to the world, however, he was assembling a vast archive of thousands of remarkable images, authoring several now-iconic series: The Jangs (1973), Beverly Hilton (1973), San Francisco (1973–1987), Summer Weather (1983), College (1972–1973), Punks & Poets (1978–1980), and Garage Band (2001). Jang revealed nothing of that vast archive for almost 40 years until 2001, when he submitted a number of images for consideration to San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. His work attracted immediate acclaim, and for the past fifteen years he has revealed those images in a series of national and international exhibitions and books. The artist’s first major monograph,Who Is Michael Jang?, introduced by long-time collaborator and SFMoMA curator emerita of photography, Sandra S. Phillips, offers readers an eagerly anticipated examination of Jang’s truly idiosyncratic oeuvre.
PHOTOGRAPHS by Michael Jang INTRODUCTION by Sandra S. Phillips FOREWORD by Erik Kessels TEXTS by Kingston Trinder PHOTO EDIT by Pascale Georgiev -
Special Edition of 60 Cloth Bound Clamshell 9.75 inches x 12 inches Box set includingfirst edition bookand one 8x10 inch numbered gelatin silver prints (one of two options, each edition of 30), handmade by the artist Please note print comes unframed Produced sustainably in Spain ISBN # 978-1-7336220-1-1