Barry McGee: Reproduction (stamped edition)


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Exploring Barry McGee's vast archive for the first time, Reproduction focuses on the significant role of photographs within his artistic practice.



The first two hundred copies of Barry McGee: Reproduction sold will include an Aperture-exclusive rubber-stamped drawing on the title page and spine. Limit 3 per customer.

Orders will begin shipping on November 25th, 2022.

In addition to the Aperture stamped edition, five bookstores worldwide will offer their own unique Barry McGee stamped editions.

Shop with these partner retailers to collect all six: On Sundays (Tokyo), Park Life (San Francisco), Yvon Lambert (Paris), Dashwood Books (New York City), and Arcana Books on The Arts (Los Angeles).

This monograph is the first to collect the photographs of internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Barry McGee. Though best known for the inventive graphic sensibility of his paintings, drawings, and installations, McGee’s use of photography is an essential component of his artistic vision. Captured at all hours and around the world with whatever camera is at hand, McGee’s images are immediate, casual, intimate, and anarchic all at once. His work boldly employs geometric shapes, clusters of framed drawings and paintings, distinctive characters, and found objects such as empty bottles, surfboards, and wrecked vehicles. Whether incorporated into his iconic multi-element compositions, or printed in the innumerable fanzines and artist’s books that often accompany his exhibitions, photographs pervade McGee’s practice. Barry McGee: Reproduction provides unique insight into the process of a major American artist, and is a testament to the immense amount of visual information McGee has absorbed to build one of the most eclectic and innovative artistic legacies of our time.

Format: Hardback
Number of pages: 224
Number of images: 250
Publication date: 2022-11-29
Measurements: 8.5 x 11 x 1.25 inches
ISBN: 9781683952510