Albert Watson. Kaos. Art Edition No. 101–150 ‘Breaunna, Las Vegas, 2001’Edition of 50Hardcover with faux chimpanzee fur fitting, in clamshell box, 408 pages, 37.2 x 50 cm (14.6 x 19.7 in.); with signed fine art print [i]Breaunna, Las Vegas, 2001[/i], 33 x 48.3 cm (13 x 19 in.) on MOAB Entrada Rag paper.6000Edition: English, French, German Availability: In Stock
Art Edition (No. 101–150), with the signed print Breaunna, Las Vegas, 2001, printed on archival paper by Watson in his studio
Albert Watson. Kaos. Art Edition No. 101–150 ‘Breaunna, Las Vegas, 2001’6000
The Crown Prints
The Albert Watson retrospective, with the signed print [i]Breaunna, Las Vegas, 2001[/i]
KAOS presents a kaleidoscopic overview of Watson’s career to date and the dazzling array of subjects, objects, people, and places he has encountered along the way. It is a skillfully curated survey of a uniquely diverse, dynamic portfolio. From Watson’s breakthrough portrait of Alfred Hitchcock for the Christmas 1973 edition of Harper’s Bazaar to a 2016 shot of Kanye West, each photograph reverberates with tightly coiled power, tension, and poetry. Whether it’s a portrait of a Las Vegas dominatrix, Elvis’s gold suit, or a street scene in China, Watson excels in capturing the details seamlessly and probing its myriad depths. Along the way, his celebrity portraiture includes the likes of David Bowie, Jay Z, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Jack Nicholson, Steve Jobs, and Andy Warhol.
This remarkable collection is accompanied by an essay from former head of photographs at Christie’s, Philippe Garner, extensive quotes from Watson, as well as dozens of previously unpublished Polaroids, culled from Watson’s personal archives. The result is a defining document of the “photographer’s photographer,” iridescent in its graphic, often cinematic allure, and irresistible in its eclectic glory.
This Art Edition comes with the signed print Breaunna, Las Vegas, 2001. The dominatrix Miss Beehayving, otherwise known as Breaunna was a photographic muse for Watson and he shot her extensively as part of a personal project on Las Vegas. Its ambivalence is so alluring, erotic, but also somewhat melancholy, taking place in an anonymous hotel setting. It also displays Watson’s virtuosity with color and his occasional veering into a vision that has shades of David Lynch.
Art Edition (No. 101–150), with the signed print Breaunna, Las Vegas, 2001, printed by Watson in his New York studio on MOAB Entrada Rag paper and with Watson’s “Monkey with Mask” photograph stamped on the reverse in India ink.
Also available as three other Art Editions of 50 copies each, with alternative signed prints, and as a signed Collector’s Edition (No. 201–1,200).
Albert Watson (b. 1942) born in Scotland, his striking images have appeared on more than a hundred covers of Vogue and have been featured in countless other publications, including Rolling Stone and Time. Watson has also photographed for hundreds of successful ad campaigns for companies such as Prada, Revlon, and Chanel. All the while, he has spent much of his time working on personal projects from Marrakech to Las Vegas. His breakthrough came in 1973, with a shot he still considers the most important of his career: Alfred Hitchcock holding a plucked goose.
Philippe Garner is an expert in 20th-century photography, design, and decorative art. He has written numerous essays and books, from studies of the lives of designer Émile Gallé and photographers Cecil Beaton and John Cowan, to his Sixties Design for TASCHEN. A former director of Christie’s, he has also curated shows for museums in London, Paris, and Tokyo.
Reuel Golden is the former editor of the British Journal of Photography and the Photography editor at TASCHEN. His TASCHEN titles include: Mick Rock: The Rise of David Bowie, both London and New York Portrait of a City books, The Rolling Stones, Her Majesty, Football in the 1970s, the National Geographic editions, the David Bailey SUMO and Andy Warhol. Polaroids.
Albert Watson. Kaos. Art Edition No. 101–150 ‘Breaunna, Las Vegas, 2001’Edition of 50Hardcover with faux chimpanzee fur fitting, in clamshell box, 408 pages, 37.2 x 50 cm (14.6 x 19.7 in.); with signed fine art print [i]Breaunna, Las Vegas, 2001[/i], 33 x 48.3 cm (13 x 19 in.) on MOAB Entrada Rag paper.
ISBN 978-3-8365-6573-8Edition: English, French, German