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Fractured Artist’s Edition Now Available!

After a long, long wait, FRACTURED is FINALLY available through the studio!

We are super excited to offer you two versions of the book through Jeremy Kost Studio.  The regular version is available here, as well as the exclusive artist’s edition of the book.

The artist’s edition is limited to 100 copies and comes with a unique multiple-exposed Polaroid, often those made in the same moment as the work published in the book.  We are offering them in a slightly unique way.  Once you’ve paid for the edition, you’ll be emailed a link and a password to a password protected website where 130 (yes we know that’s 30 more than are being sold) Polaroids are there for your review.  Once you’ve selected, please email the image or the name and number of the Polaroid back and consider it yours!  We wanted to give everyone the opportunity to select an image that speaks to them personally, while also honoring the promise Jeremy made to the subjects photographed (specially as it pertains to blasting the images online).

Please note that there will be an additional shipping charge for orders sent out of the United States and that all sales are final.

Fractured Artists Edition Package

The FRACTURED artist’s edition comes with a signed and numbered copy of the book comes in a brown linen slipcase with a unique multiple-exposed Polaroid of your choice!

Some selected examples of Polaroids available with the artist’s edition!

FRACTURED : Jeremy Kost (Artist’s Edition and Regular Signed Copies)




TANGIBLE By Jeremy Kost Now Live!

As you may know, my Instagram account (@jeremykost) seems to have taken on a little life of it’s own in the moments following the release of Fractured.  As time passed, I’ve realized that a number of ‘fans’ haven’t been able to afford my work, even at it’s lowest levels.  I’ve been giving this a lot of thought and in an effort to democratize my art practice and allow those fans the opportunity to own unique works at a super affordable price.

I’ve decided to create an initiative (in partnership with Spreesy and the Lower East Side Print Shop) called TANGIBLE by Jeremy Kost and available at WWW.TANGIBLEBYJEREMYKOST.COM

I honestly never really thought about my Instagram images as artworks but realized that they were truly composed, resolved images with a specific voice and purpose.  That said, every image that I post on Instagram is going to be available as a signed, UNIQUE 8” x 8” pigment print on the same paper that I make my larger works.  One print will be available for sale,  with one artist’s proof going to the subject depicted in the image, and one going to a mega archive that I will keep for myself.
Priced at $100 shipped ($40 for international), they are going to be super inexpensive as a means of getting the work to the fans who might not be able to afford my work otherwise…

There is only one of each available for sale, so don’t wait!

Some examples of the prints are here below!

 

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Book Announcement | Jeremy Kost: Fractured

Publication Date: October 2014

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Dreamlike multiple-exposure Polaroids of beautiful young men.

JEREMY KOST: FRACTURED

Published by Damiani
Text by Glenn O’Brien, Interview by Franklin Sirmans
Foreword by Garrett Neff, Designed by Sam Shahid.

Jeremy Kost’s (born 1977) last monograph, It’s Always Darkest before Dawn, established him as a master of the Polaroid. His body of work is at once image, performative act and genre-bending fusion of subject, environment and artistic technique. Born of one of the fortuitous mistakes in the artist’s studio that leads to incredible breakthroughs–a camera malfunction– Kost’s latest series consists of multiple-exposure Polaroids of young, stereotypically beautiful men–a subject and technique that Kost has been investigating for nearly a decade. These mesmerizing, layered Polaroid images are collected in Fractured, along with contextualizing and descriptive text from Franklin Sirmans, LACMA Curator of Contemporary Art. Made throughout 2013, only a fraction of the work has been seen outside of the studio before the publication of this book. Presenting dreamlike, fractured narratives collapsed into a single Polaroid frame, each image takes the viewer to an intimate place filled with broken dreams and unrequited desire, while celebrating man’s beauty and identity. Whether cropped to show luminous details or simply floated on the page, each photograph represents a tangible, beautiful moment layered in mystery.

Jeremy Kost: Fractured
Published by Damiani
Hbk, 9.75 X 11.75 in. / 208 pgs / Illustrated Throughout.
ISBN 9788862083638
$49.95

For press inquiries regarding the book please contact:
Luke P. Brown
lbrown@dapinc.com
Publicist
212.627.1999 x217

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“History Repeats” for Carbon Copy

Featuring Jason Cox, Matt Watters, and Matt Williams all shot on Impossible Project Polaroid Film