- This event has passed.
Arcana Books Celebrates Ari Marcopoulos With A Double Book Signing
November 18, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On Friday, November 18th from 6:00 to 8:00PM, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts for a double book signing of Ari Marcopoulos: Not Yet and Rome – Malibu.
Newly published by Rizzoli, Not Yet is the definitive publication on the work of Ari Marcopoulos. For nearly four decades this renowned photographer whose explicit and startling visual intimacy bridging art and street photography has broken conventions with his candid and raw style. His images documenting subcultures such as skateboarding, snowboarding, and hip-hop; his tendencies to photograph stark landscapes, portraits of artists, and celebrities; and his extremely quiet and intimate pictures of his family and friends have all been hugely influential in helping to establish the visual rawness of youth culture, as well as the ephemeral aesthetic of contemporary photography. Ari Marcopoulos: Not Yet is an unprecedented journey through the artist’s celebrated career including both iconic and never-before-published photographs from the 1980s to now. Each chapter is edited by a different celebrated artist or family member close to Marcopoulos, and it is through these personal reflections on the artist’s work that this monograph takes on a deeper level of intimacy, drawing a more complete portrait of his oeuvre.
Rome – Malibu from Amsterdam’s Roma Publications presents photographs taken this year by Ari Marcopoulos in Rome and Malibu, and features a textual contribution by Kara Walker: “Rome. (…) Here, no image or structure is complete without symbolic framing devices, which also require framing devices, and so on. Ad infinitum. Malibu. Rockstars and fallen rocks and the edge, here is where the European conquest of the New World meets its fountain of youth endgame. We have reached the end, and it is vast.”