Michael Ackerman, HALF LIFE, 2010

Limited edition box front

Limited Delpire edition box front

Limited Delpire edition cover front

Limited Delpire edition book cover front

 

Half Life is Michael Ackerman’s third book. Dark and wild with a glimpse of tenderness, Michael Ackerman’s world is shaky-blurry and sometimes just a visualised emotion with barely more than a fleeting resemblance to an actual photograph. This book is as mesmerizing and haunting as the two Ackerman titles which came before. He allows us to be part of his night, journeying on train rides through icy fields, or entering benign nightmares along empty streets and into intimate rooms or spaces.

Wonderfully printed with rich black tones held together by a solid layer of grey. The book opens with 6 pages of portraits followed by the main plates, with three fold-out pages and closes with a 5 page text by Denis Kambouchner and a one page biography of the artist.

Michael Ackerman represented by VU: www.agencevu.com

Published by Delpire Editeur, France, 2010 www.delpire.com
Published by Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK. 2011 www.dewilewispublishing.com
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ublished by Lunwerg Editores, Spain, 2011 www.lunwerg.com
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ublished by Peliti Associati, Italy, 2011  www.pelitiassociatieditore.it

 

A limited edition of 20 copies was also published by Delpire Editeur, Paris, 2010. A black embossed cloth box with an original 24.3 x 18cm ink-jet print. Book and print are signed and numbered by Ackerman.

Hard cover

App. 31 x 21cm

160 pages

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Limited Delpire edition box and book with print and signature

Limited Delpire edition box and book with print and signature

Delpire edition cover front and back

Delpire edition cover front and back

Dewi Lewis Publishing edition cover front and back

Dewi Lewis Publishing edition cover front and back