David Batchelor: Found Monochromes - SIGNED COPY

Since 1997, David Batchelor has been photographing single square and rectangular white planes and panels that he has encountered on walks through London and other cities. The images are informal and impromptu; shot from a uniform distance the white planes are seen against a diversity of backdrops: brick walls, car windows, wooden doors, metal fences and more. They are the backs of signs, blank screens, empty billboards, or faded messages. Batchelor started this body of work when thinking about the history of the monochrome in painting. There are now nearly 500 monochromes in the ongoing series and examples have been shown in small groups of prints and in slide installations. This volume, which contains the first 250 images, taken between 1997 and 2006, includes a conversation between David Batchelor and the philosopher Jonathan Rée.

Author: David Batchelor
Title: Found Monochromes
Publisher: Ridinghouse
Format: Hardback
Pages: 288 pp, 250 colour ill
Dimensions:  27 × 22.5 cm
Publication Date: 2010
​ISBN 978 1 905464 32 6

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