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An Exorcism: A Photo Romance

Penny Slinger

 

£460.00

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DESCRIPTION

Penny Slinger is a Los Angeles–based artist whose work investigates the feminine, the magical and the erotic. While studying at Chelsea College of Art in the late 1960s, Slinger encountered Max Ernst’s Une semaine de bonté (1934), initiating an enduring involvement with both the Surrealist movement and the medium of collage. In her first publication, 50% The Visible Woman (1971), Slinger explored the image of woman through a series of often provocative photomontage self-portraits and poetic texts. Such themes resonated keenly with the emerging feminist movement, and in 1973 Rolling Stone noted: “this book will become as important on your bookshelf as Sgt. Pepper’s is on your record rack.”

With An Exorcism: A Photo Romance, Slinger explores the feminine psyche further. Developed from a visit to Lilford Hall in 1970 with her then-partner, the filmmaker Peter Whitehead, Slinger provides us with a series of haunting images that chart a process of self-discovery and awakening that was described by Sheldon Williams as “a cascade of photo-collage imagery which has all the emergent trepidation of Hesse’s Steppenwolf.” First published in 1977 with a grant from Roland Penrose’s Elephant Foundation, the original edition has been long out of print. This new edition from Fulgur Press has been expanded with new images from the original series held in the artist’s archive and offers a previously unpublished narrative by Slinger that speaks to the personal and eternal themes of the book.

DETAILS

49 copies only, signed by the artist
Full black crushed morocco
All edges black
C-Type variant print of the image ‘Perspective’, signed and numbered by the artist
Mounted in custom silk solander box
Premium Italian 135gsm paper
192 pages
188 colour printed images, with notes
12 x 9 inches (30cm x 23cm)
3kg
English text

STATUS

Pre-order open.

PLEASE NOTE: Our deluxe copies are hand-made by an artisan bindery on the Welsh borders. Craftsmanship takes time, and we expect delivery of this product in early August.

CONTENTS

Preface

i The Brick Wall Behind the Door  

ii The Fatherland  

iii Empty Cupboards  

iv In the Cloister  

v The Rose Garden  

vi The Chymical Wedding  

vii Left at the Altar  

viii Two-way Mirror  

ix Pandora’s Box  

x The Crucifixion  

xi The Judge  

xii Guilt and Degradation  

xiii The Masked Ball  

xiv Double Betrayal  

xv The Somnambulist  

xvi Love Letters  

xvii Perpetual Loss  

xviii Death Trip 

xix The Hermaphrodite  

xx Agoraphobia and Inundation 

xxi Rebirth

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 35 × 24 × 8 cm
country_of_manufacture

Bosnia and Herzegovina

hs_code

4901.99.0000

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