Two artists, one vision

The enigmatic and genre-defying work of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin

“It is typical of the photographic art of van Lamsweerde and Matadin that they urge their image making to de-stabilise the pristine surfaces expected of consumer culture; to this end they make use, in turn, of the Gothic, inscrutability, androgyny, comedy, eroticism, surrealism, fantasy, montage, cinema, replication, image manipulation, Pop art, fetishism and art historical nuance.” —Michael Bracewell, from the introduction

Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin’s work has graced the walls and pages of some of the world’s finest galleries and fashion magazines, and if it is surprising that their photographs easily float between these worlds, it is by virtue of their ease in creating imagery that seeks homes in both culturally elite and mainstream outlets. For some of their photographs, such as their portrait of Björk or campaign for Givenchy, van Lamsweerde and Matadin have worked in collaboration with the art directors M/M (Paris), who have also designed this sumptuous two-volume retrospective set that looks back at “pretty much everything” that the photographers have been working on for over two decades and has brought them to the forefront in the fields of both art and fashion.
 
  • Limited Collector’s Edition of 1,000 copies, each numbered and signed by the artists.
  • Two-volume retrospective with 666 photographs of “pretty much everything” that the photographers have been working on for over two decades
  • Additional reader with interviews and texts about the photographic œuvre of Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
  • Entire set designed by the artists’ longtime collaborators M/M (Paris) and includes original silkscreened poster, origami-folded over the top corner of the slipcase
  • Also available in two Art Editions of 100 copies each including two signed and numbered photographic prints.
The designer:
Established in Paris in 1992, M/M (Paris) is an art and design partnership consisting of Mathias Augustyniak and Michael Amzalag. They are best known for their art direction and collaborations with musicians, fashion designers, and contemporary artists, including Björk, Madonna, Yohji Yamamoto, Balenciaga, Pierre Huyghe, and Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, as well as magazines including Vogue Paris, Interview, and Purple Fashion. In addition to solo shows in galleries in Europe and Japan, they have participated in exhibitions at Centre Pompidou and Guggenheim New York, and their work is featured in public collections around the world.

The contributing authors:
Penny Martin is Editor in Chief of The Gentlewoman magazine and Chair of Fashion Imagery at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. Previously, she was Editor in Chief of SHOWstudio.com from 2001–08. Penny has curated several exhibitions – most recently, When You’re A Boy: men’s fashion styled by Simon Foxton at The Photographers’ Gallery, London – and is a contributor to numerous magazines and newspapers including Fantastic Man, W and The Independent.

Michael Bracewell is a UK based novelist and cultural historian. He writes extensively on modern and contemporary art, and his most recent publications include Richard Hamilton: Modern Moral Matters (Serpentine Gallery, London, 2010), Bridget Riley Paintings and Related Work (National Gallery, London, 2010), Damien Hirst: Beautiful Inside My Head Forever (Sotheby's London, 2008) and The Postcard Art of Gilbert & George 1979 - 2010 (Prestel, 2011).

Olivier Zahm, founder and co-editor of Purple Magazine is an internationally acclaimed writer, art curator and fashion theorist. He lives in Paris.

Bruce Sterling is author, journalist, editor, and critic. His nonfiction works include The Hacker Crackdown: Law And Disorder on the Electronic Frontier (1992), Tomorrow Now: Envisioning the Next Fifty Years (2003), and Shaping Things (2005).

Antony is a musician and artist from New York. He performs with his group Antony and the Johnsons. In 2010 he released an album and a book of drawings called Swanlights. Much of Hegarty's recent work addresses his relationship to the natural world.

Glenn O’Brien is a writer who lives in New York. He is the author of How to Be a Man, Human Nature (dub version), and Soap Box.
Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin. Pretty Much Everything (Collector's Edition)
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Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin. Pretty Much Everything

M/M (Paris), Penny Martin, Michael Bracewell, Olivier Zahm, Bruce Sterling, Antony, Glenn O'Brien
Hardcover, 3 vols. in slipcase and poster, 12.2 x 12.2 in., 984 pages
$ 1,000
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
  • Reviews
“Truly a collection for art historians to indulge...a piece of collectible and rare art in itself.”
— dreaminggenius.com, United Kingdom
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Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin, Art Edition A (Collector's Edition)
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Hardcover, 3 vols. in slipcase with poster and 2 prints in portfolio, 12.2 x 12.2 in., 984 pages
$ 4,500
Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin. Art Edition B (Collector's Edition)
Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin. Art Edition B
Hardcover, 3 vols. in slipcase with poster and 2 prints in portfolio, 12.2 x 12.2 in., 984 pages
$ 4,500