donderdag 3 oktober 2013

Art Should Have Nothing To Do With Money Incredibly Small Photobooks Kessels Kooiker Peekasso Photography

Art Should Have Nothing To Do With Money by Peekasso
Comments on the art world by the New York based artist.
20 pages, 210 x 148 mm
edition of 100
Published by Edition Taube

For several years, Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels have organized evenings for friends in which they share the strangest photo books in their collections. The books shown are rarely available in regular shops, but are picked up in thrift stores and from antiquaries. The group’s fascination for these pictorial non-fiction books comes from the need to find images that exist on the fringe of regular commercial photo books. It’s only in this area that it’s possible to find images with an uncontrived quality. This constant tension makes the books interesting. It’s also worth noting that these tomes all fall within certain categories: the medical, instructional, scientific, sex, humour or propaganda. Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels have made a selection of their finest books from within this questionable new genre. Incredibly small photobooks is the second volume (after Terribly awesome photobooks) showing this amazing collection.


New York-based Internet artist Peekasso does a little bit of everything. One reoccurring theme his GIFs is an image of Homer Simpson curled up on a couch against moving surroundings. His GIFs ranges from hilarious pics of Beyonce, buried beneath Doritos, edited clips from cartoons like Beavis and Butthead, and other manipulations on fashion ads and stuff found in pop culture.

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