San Francisco: San Franciso Museum of Modern Art, 1994. First edition. 4to., 187 pp., 130 color and duotoner illustrations from photographs. Color illustrated stiff wrapper. Fine. Item #52608
"PUBLIC INFORMATION: DESIRE, DISASTER, DOCUMENT confronts one of the most complex issues of our times: how how photographic and technologically produced images mediate and define social reality. At issue are definitions of media, the role and responsibility of the individual in society, and the nature of the photographic image. Gary Garrels, Jim Lewis, Sandra S. Phillips, Christopher Phillips, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Robert R. Riley, and John S. Weber examine these questions by analyzing the work of fifteen postwar artists working in a variety of media." [cover blurb]. The artists are: Robert Frank, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Edward Ruscha, John Baldessari, Dan Graham, Martha Rosler, Larry Clark, Jeff Wall, James Coleman, Chantal Akerman, Nan Goldin, Stan Douglas, Cady Noland, Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Includes artists' chronologies and bibliographies.
Issued at the catalogue of an exhibition held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, January 18-April 30, 1995.