Presentation by J&L Books:
"Mike Mandel is best known for his project The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, as well as his collaborations with the late Larry Sultan.
Mandel employs conceptual structures and social commentary underneath a playful presentation. For The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, Mandel travelled across the US in 1974, posing 134 photographers and curators as ball players, and photographing them. Participants included famous figures (Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Harry Callahan, Minor White, Aaron Siskind, William Eggleston, Ed Ruscha, John Szarkowski) as well as lesser-known artists. Cards were made of each participant, and included “stats” such as height, weight, home, favorite camera and a personal statement. The original cards were sold in packs of ten.
This boxed collection contains facsimiles of Mandel’s original publications, long out-of-print, including The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards, Myself: Timed Exposures, Seven Never Before Seen Portraits of Edward Weston, plus previously unpublished work and ephemera from the projects, including selected facsimile contact sheets from the baseball photo shoots, Motel Postcards, People in Cars, Mrs. Kilpatric, a letter to Mandel from Charis Wilson regarding Edward Weston and a pack of ten of the original 1975 baseball cards."
PLEASE NOTE: Our last copy as one small imperfection, a discreet but yet visible 5-cm crease in one of the box' corners, most likely due to something too heavy having been placed on the box, which consequently subsided a bit in that corner. The copy is mint outside of this small imperfection.
Published in collaboration with D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers. The book is long sold out by the publisher.
J&L Books, 2015
Format (box): 24.7 x 32.5 x 4.8 cm
New - Condition : see note above
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Publisher's presentation: "Mike Mandel grew up in the San Fernando Valley, and as an kid in the 1950s could walk just about everywhere he needed to go: to school, or later down the street to the open field to collect rocks or catch lizards. All of his friends lived on his block, so he didn’t think too much about the time he spent in a car. But by the time...