Alison Jackson: Confidential by Alison Jackson lands on the |> SALE <| shelves in my shop.
Taschen, 2007, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Tri-language text: English; German; French; Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs;
From the cover: Alison Jackson has photographed the Queen of England on the toilet, George Bush and Tony Blair chatting in the sauna, Mick Jagger doing gymnastics, and Monica Lewinsky lighting Bill Clintons cigar. Or has she? The likenesses are uncanny, but, of course, her subjects are look-alikes. Her photos demonstrate that, while seeing is believing, the truth is another story entirely. In her work, Jackson says, Likeness becomes real and fantasy touches on the believable. The viewer is suspended in disbelief. I try to highlight the psychological relationship between what we see and what we imagine. This is bound up in our need to look our voyeurism and our need to believe. Indeed, by showing celebrities ostensibly caught unawares, Jacksons pictures reveal what we imagine might go on behind closed doors. Her work has caused controversy, not least because it treads in a very gray area between parody and realism by seeming to break down the carefully controlled private lives of public figures.
The artist: working in the mass-communication media of films, advertising, television, and books as well as art galleries Alison Jackson has won numerous awards. Creator of the best-selling book Private, and director of the infamous TV series Double Take, as well as films and programs on Tony Blair, the royal family, and the private lives of soccer players, Jackson is a force to be reckoned with. Jackson studied sculpture and photography at Londons Royal College of Art. Since then she has exhibited in leading contemporary art galleries and museums throughout Europe and North America.
With essays by Will Self, Charles Glass, and William Ewing.
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with commensurate wear to the dust wrapper with a snag at the join of the upper panel and an untidy tear to the top corner of the lower. Text complete, clean and tight.
Black boards with Laquer titling to the Spine & Upper Board.
264 pages. 11½” x 9½”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Photography category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…