HERNANDEZ, Anthony (Los Angeles, 1947) East Baltimore
Paso Robles, Nazraeli Press, 2010 - Edizione originale di 100 es. numerati e firmati
Six by Six: Set 1, Volume 1. With a separate exhibition-quality original print, numbered and signed by the Artist, on 11 x 14 inch paper.†16 colour photographs by Hernandez. Text by†Judith Freeman /†Con una stampa originale sciolta su carta pesante, numerata e firmata da†Anthony†Hernandez (Esemplare 74/100. Cm 35,5x27,5).† 16†fotografie a colori. Un testo di Judith Freeman
N.†74/100. Limited to 100 hand-numbered copies, printed on exclusive heavyweight Japanese paper and bound in Japanese cloth.†Artist's signature inserted into an eyelet to the back cover / Stampato su carta giapponese pesante e rilegato in tela giapponese.††Firma dell'Artista inserita in un occhiello al piatto posteriore4to (cm 37x29,5), pp. 32 Rilegato mezza tela, sovracoperta (half-cloth binding, dust jacket) Ottimo (Fine)
"BELIEVE is the word written everywhere, some kind of city ad campaign, a motto for the neighborhood. An exhortation. But believe in what? What happened to East Baltimore? Empty houses, windows walled up with cinder block so people can't get in and shoot up and die, too many bodies found [...] BELIEVE. Plywood furred with age covering windows. Mail boxes on street corners painted brown, not for mail but used needles. The Men's Center Total Life Serves, Maryland Center on Children, Child Care for America's Children. Cheetos, sodas, and potato chips, the children have grown large. Neighborhood Housing Services. Then suddenly, across East Baltimore Street, the white nice houses, people walking dogs. Patterson Park, no houses boarded up, 3200 square feet of Luxury Living with spectacular city, water and park views. New Tabernacle of the Redeemed. BELIEVE, written upon the landscape, on the schools, on the buildings, the street corners." (Judith Freeman).