In stock

Standard delivery 3 to 7 days


Photographic Work

Jay DeFeo

DelMonico Books / The Jay DeFeo Foundation

Publication date : 2023/12/01
Dimensions 22.86 x 30 cm / 256 pages
ISBN 9781636811116

This monograph on the legendary and influential artist Jay DeFeo features over 150 photographic works―many never before published―most reproduced at the size the artist printed them. After the completion of her monumental masterpiece The Rose in 1966, DeFeo moved from the heart of artistic activity in San Francisco to a small house in Marin County, California. There she embarked on a focused and rigorous exploration with the camera. For much of the 1970s, she used the camera as a tool to look and think with, creating a wide range of black-and-white photographs she processed in her darkroom. The artist used experimental photographic techniques to produce extraordinary artworks, alongside documentary images of her studio and paintings in process. Her contact sheets, some of which are reproduced here, are often filled with multiple views of one object, revealing the way DeFeo looked and sketched with the lens. In 1972 she wrote: “My interest in photography has always paralleled my expression as a painter.” Essays by Hilton Als, Judith Delfiner, Corey Keller, Justine Kurland, Dana Miller and Catherine Wagner survey the rich materiality, sculptural layering and illusionistic devices of DeFeo’s playful and enigmatic photographic works, illuminating her astonishing range and daring experimentation with the medium ; edited with introduction by Leah Levy, text by Hilton Als, Judith Delfiner, Corey Keller, Justine Kurland, Dana Miller, Catherine Wagner.

Other titles available

Contact us
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.