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McGinley, Ryan. LIFE ADJUSTMENT CENTER. New York City, NY: Dashwood Books, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine.

The photographer's second collection of male and female nudes. Limited Edition of 3000 copies. The first and only edition. Published as a hardcover original only. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Ryan McGinley, David Strettell, and AR New York: Regular-sized volume format. Aquamarine cloth boards with red titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Ryan McGinley. There is no text. Matching red page edges. Printed in offset on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Ratio3 San Francisco which commenced on October 29, 2010. Presents Ryan McGinley's "Life Adjustment Center". Juxtaposition of animals with naked humans, reminiscent of Peter Hujar, given a beguiling, contemporary twist by McGinley as he continues to document and help define the Zeitgeist of the first decade of the 21st century. "Two themes are presented in this book. Firstly, a collection of black-and-white studio nudes, many with wild animals, an extension of the studio series, 'Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere'. The second features one of McGinley's core elements as a photographer, 'capturing his subjects in dreamlike compositions, rich in motion and color, during recent adventures on the road'" (Publisher's blurb). McGinley's subjects are restless, always doing something, almost always au naturel. McGinley's fantasy is that we do the "fun" things in life unencumbered by clothing. These sexy, cool, and hip images "bring the same sense of intimacy and boundless energy that have marked his previous work. No one is working today with quite the same freedom and confidence as McGinley, who has evolved into the most important photographer of his generation" (David Strettell). There are quite a few female nudes, more so than in his previous collection. A male nude, "Tom, Snow White, 2010" (he is photographed in the snowy woods, a "Young Adam" Adonis, while his nude companions almost inconspicuously blend into the background), is surely one of the most beautiful nudes anyone is likely to see. McGinley's work is in the Permanent Collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Saatchi Gallery London, and the International Center of Photography (ICP). An absolute "must-have" title for Ryan McGinley collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition of 3000 copies. It is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen-marker on the title page by Ryan McGinley. It is signed directly on the title page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. This is one of few such signed copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: McGinley did NOT sign most copies of the Limited Edition. A rare signed copy thus. 40 plates. Winner of the "Photographer of the Year" Infinity Award in 2007. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER RYAN MCGINLEY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0984454616. $200.00

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