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The Color of a Flea's Eye

€130,00 EUR

by Taryn Simon



Taryn Simon’s The Color of a Flea’s Eye presents a history of the New York Public Library’s Picture Collection—a legendary trove of more than one million prints, photographs, postcards, posters and images from disused books and periodicals.
The 460-page book, printed on a variety of unique papers, features Simon’s Picture Collection series created from the famous collection of images held at the New York Public Library. Taryn Simon worked on this project for over 8 years.

Taryn Simon (born 1975) is an American artist whose works combine photography, text and graphic design. Her practice involves extensive research, in projects guided by an interest in systems of categorization and classification. Taryn Simon has been the subject of monographic exhibitions at Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing (2013); The Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012); Tate Modern, London (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007). Her work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Georges Pompidou and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, and was included in the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and the Carnegie International in 2013. She is a graduate of Brown University and a Guggenheim Fellow. Simon lives and works in New York.

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Dimensions 33,6 x 25,4 cm 13 1/2 x 10 in
Language English
Publisher Cahiers d'Art
Pages 460
ISBN 9782851173140
Publication Date 2015


Taryn Simon

Taryn Simon directs our attention to familiar systems of organization—bloodlines, circulating picture collections, criminal investigations, mourning rituals, ceremonial flower arrangements—making visible the contours of power and authority hidden within them.

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