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James Jean’s ‘Parallel Lives’ catalog returns as innovative ebook


I wrote in January about James Jean’s Parallel Lives exhibition at the Tilton Gallery in New York City, and then, a few days later, about the show’s catalog selling out in record time. Unfortunately, in the gap between uploading the images for the post and writing the text, the book went from on sale to out of stock, causing me to do a quick re-write. I thought the amazing examples of Jean’s artwork were newsworthy in their own right, and chose to file the story anyway. But as one commenter wrote at the time, “Thanks for all the great pictures of a book I can’t buy!”

Paul from Vancouver, you completely nailed the problem, and your comment has stuck with me. So you were the first person I thought of when I saw this: The catalog’s publisher, Pressure Printing, has brought the book back on the market, now as a decidedly innovative-sounding digital edition.

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James Jean publishes catalog for new exhibition, sells out quick

Just as an addendum to Wednesday’s news when we ran a link to the modern art blog Arrested Motion’s preview coverage of the new James Jean exhibition at New York’s Tilton Gallery: they have now posted a couple of pages of images from the show’s catalog, published by Pressure Printing in a signed-and-numbered limited edition of 1000 that sold out in less than two days — well, it was an extremely handsome edition, packed full of beautiful new work, priced at only $38! Presumably when these start showing up soon on Ebay, they’ll be going for considerably more than that. Join me in consoling yourself for missing out on this bargain by checking out the gallery of beautiful artwork below. Continue Reading »

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