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Issue No. 16 - Chaos

Duane Michals: Book Signing at DC Moore Gallery

One of the most influential photographers of this generation, Duane Michals turns his considerable power as a visual storyteller to his own life and career in ABCDuane. He wends through his own creative and biographical narrative, careening through the ideas, artists, and themes that obsess him. Inspired by the work of such painters as Magritte, de Chirico, and Balthus - all of whom he has met, photographed, and collected - Michals addresses literary and philsophical ideas about death, gender, and sexuality. IMG_3204

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This book is heavily illustrated not only with Michals's own works - including rarely seen and never - before - published portraits, painted tintypes, and color pieces -  but also with pieces from his private art collection, donated to Carnegie Museum of Art. Whether a portrait of Eugène Atget by Berenice Abbott, a collage by Joseph Cornell, or an etching by Hockney, the works of these masters sit side by side with Michals's inspired images, further revealing the artist's creative process. ABCDuane is the perfect primer and creative autobiography of this beloved artist.

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Left: Molly Bloom, 2012; Right: The Bug House, 2010. Photographs by Duane Michals / Courtesy: The Monacelli Press

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Ronzoni Sono Boni, 2012, Photographs by Duane Michals / Courtesy: The Monacelli Press

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Ronzoni Sono Boni, 2012, Photographs by Duane Michals / Courtesy: The Monacelli Press

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Ronzoni Sono Boni, 2012, Photographs by Duane Michals / Courtesy: The Monacelli Press

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Photographs from the opening by Maira García

 

 

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