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).
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!
- Iggy 6
- Zach 4
We hope you’ll join us for the FIRST book signing for my new book, FRACTURED at the incredible BOOKMARC in West Hollywood on 10/17 from 6-8pm!
Book Announcement | Jeremy Kost: Fractured
Publication Date: October 2014
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.
For press inquiries regarding the book please contact:
Luke P. Brown
Models : Joshua McGee, Matt Williams, and Henry Rogers
Styled by J. Errico
Shot on Impossible Project Polaroid Film
Blake Postma shot in Santa Barbara and Malibu…
Renzo Rometo with DNA in NYC
Max is with SOUL Artists in NYC