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Feldmann, Hans Peter

Dudweiler. AQ-Verlag. 1980
Hans-Peter Feldmann's scarce artist book, 'Telefonbuch.'

Feldmann photographs a young woman in a telephone booth in his distinctive serial style which considers the overlooked and mundane. As in many of his photographic artist's books, Feldmann is here interested in the appropriation of images. Lacking any commentary, these pictures appear to accrue different meanings according to the context in which they appear. It is this politics of the image that Feldmann has reminded audiences of throughout his career.

The edition size is unknown and this copy is, as usual, unsigned. Feldmann most often works in limitless editions and believes in the democratisation of art.
pp. 28. 4to. (245 x 185 mm). Illustrated throughout with monochrome images printed recto and verso. Original publisher's stapled wrappers with photographic image to front cover of two empty telephone booths.