Editors of Nazraeli Press; Ruell, Aaron. ONE PICTURE BOOK: TEN YEARS TOO LATE. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 16 pages. As New.

Artist Book. The 87th title in the now-legendary "One Picture Book" Series by Nazraeli Press, one of the most superb ongoing projects of contemporary art photography. Limited Edition of 500 numbered and signed copies. Accompanied by one tipped-in, original print by the artist/photographer (hence the Series' name). An elegant production by Chris Pichler: Small-size volume format. Titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Aaron Ruell. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Aaron Ruell's very first contribution to the One Picture Book Series, a suite of color photographs of contemporary American suburbia interspersed with self-portraits of his single most famous persona: Kip Dynamite in the cult film classic, "Napoleon Dynamite" (2004). As his growing body of work shows, he is also a serious photographer. "I grew up in a small town out in the country, grew up working on a horse ranch. But I was in a weird area because three hours north of me was San Francisco and three hours south was Los Angeles. So you get this kind of dash of culture over the weekend, and we'd come back home to the country. It was a weird mix, but it was perfect for me because I loved both equally. I think some of my work is inspired by that type of upbringing. There's a certain kind of, I often use the word 'quiet' when describing my work, and I think that comes from growing up out in the country" (Aaron Ruell). An absolute "must-have" title for Aaron Ruell and "Napoleon Dynamite" fans/collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated as such in pencil on the Back Limitation Page. It comes with a quirkily beautiful original color print (of "Napoleon Dynamite") that is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on verso by Aaron Ruell. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. 12 color plates, 1 original color print. One of the most brilliant living American photographers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ONE PICTURE BOOK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1590054164. $40.00

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