Robert Whitman

Robert Whitman: Playback

March 5, 2003 - January 11, 2004

<p>Robert Whitman. <i>Dante Drawings</i>, 1974-77. <br />Photo: David Allison.</p>

Robert Whitman. Dante Drawings, 1974-77.
Photo: David Allison.

 
 
 

 

Publication

Robert Whitman: Playback

  • Text by David Joselit, George Baker, Ben Portis and Lynne Cooke

  • ISBN: 9780944521465

  • 206 pages

  • 2003

  • Buy at Diabooks.org

"Due to the unusual ephemeral nature of most of Whitman's oeuvre, relatively little of it is easily accessible to us today; Playback has therefore involved the artist extensively in restoring and reconstructing works. The exhibition and the book are the product of a six-year effort, some of it nearly archaeological, to rehabilitate aged film and outdated equipment into an exhibitable form as the artist intended it." This book comes with a DVD including The American Moon, Flower, Prune Flat, and an interview with the artist as well as commentary on the films.

 
 
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