WHO IS MICHAEL JANG? - SPECIAL EDITION
Who Is Michael Jang? Special Edition is presented within a commemorative boxset containing one of two 8x10 inch fibre prints, handmade, numbered and signed by the artist. Limited release of 60. Print options are “Woman arriving in Rolls Royce” from the 1973 series Beverly Hilton and “Holiday Preparations” from the 1973 series The Jangs.
About the book:
Michael Jang spent nearly four decades working as a successful commercial portrait photographer. Unbeknown to the world, however, he was assembling a vast archive of thousands of remarkable images, authoring several now-iconic series: The Jangs (1973), Beverly Hilton (1973), San Francisco (1973–1987), Summer Weather (1983), College (1972–1973), Punks & Poets (1978–1980), and Garage Band (2001). Jang revealed nothing of that vast archive for almost 40 years until 2001, when he submitted a number of images for consideration to San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art. His work attracted immediate acclaim, and for the past fifteen years he has revealed those images in a series of national and international exhibitions and books. The artist’s first major monograph, Who Is Michael Jang?, introduced by long-time collaborator and SFMoMA curator emerita of photography, Sandra S. Phillips, offers readers an eagerly anticipated examination of Jang’s truly idiosyncratic oeuvre.
The monograph launches in tandem with Jang’s first major retrospective exhibition, Michael Jang’s California, curated by Sandra S. Phillips. On view September 27th, 2019 to January 18th, 2020 at McEvoy Foundation for the Arts (San Francisco, CA).
PHOTOGRAPHS by Michael Jang
INTRODUCTION by Sandra S. Phillips
FOREWORD by Erik Kessels
TEXTS by Kingston Trinder
Special Edition of 60
Cloth Bound Clamshell
9.75 inches x 12 inches
Box set including first edition book and one 8x10 inch numbered gelatin silver prints (one of two options, each edition of 30), handmade by the artist
Please note print comes unframed
Produced sustainably in Spain
ISBN # 978-1-7336220-1-1