- “…an extraordinary hymn to the beauty and preciousness of the natural world.”
- “…many of Almond’s cragged landscapes seem otherworldly enough to be shot on the moon… darkly beautiful, full of grace and mystery and danger.”
Darren Almond. Fullmoon, Art Edition No. 1–60 ‘Fullmoon@Horseshoe Bend’Edition of 60C-print, 47 x 47 cm (18.5 x 18.5 in.) and clothbound hardcover volume in a clamshell box, 48 x 48 cm (18.9 x 18.9 in.), 400 pages4500Edition: English, French, German
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Art Edition (No. 121–180), with the original print Fullmoon@Horseshoe Bend (2012), each signed by Darren Almond
Darren Almond. Fullmoon, Art Edition No. 1–60 ‘Fullmoon@Horseshoe Bend’4500
Darren Almond’s nocturnal nature series
With the shutter kept open for over a quarter of an hour, rivers, meadows, mountains, and seashores are illuminated almost like daybreak, but the atmosphere is different: a mild glow emanates even from the shadows, stars leave their trails across the sky, and water blankets the earth like a misty froth.
The enhanced moonlight infuses the landscapes with a sense of the surreal or the sublime, and with haunting ideas of time, nature, and beauty. The series circles around the possibility of Romantic themes today: majestic American mountains, austere Arctic ice fields, picturesque rocks by the seashore in Japan, and, most intimately viewed, the nature of Britain, whose painterly subjects are closest to home.
This book covers all parts of Almond’s fullmoon series from the turn of the century up until today. It features an introduction by Sheena Wagstaff, head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and an in-depth essay by writer and critic Brian Dillon.
Art Edition of 60 numbered copies (No. 121–180), each signed by Darren Almond, with the signed original print Fullmoon@Horseshoe Bend (2012).
Also available in two additional Art Editions with alternative signed prints.
Darren Almond was born in 1971 in Wigan, England. He is a conceptual artist whose work in photography, film and sculpture revolves around themes of personal memory, cultural history and time. His major solo exhibitions include shows at the ICA and the Tate Britain in London, Kunsthalle Zürich, K21 Düsseldorf, Museum Folkwang Essen, SITE Santa Fe, and Art Tower Mito in Japan.
Darren Almond. Fullmoon, Art Edition No. 1–60 ‘Fullmoon@Horseshoe Bend’Edition of 60C-print, 47 x 47 cm (18.5 x 18.5 in.) and clothbound hardcover volume in a clamshell box, 48 x 48 cm (18.9 x 18.9 in.), 400 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-5137-3Edition: English, French, German
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