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Angel Youth
Jack Pierson

Angel Youth, Jack PiersonAngel Youth
Jack Pierson
Edizioni Charta Srl
English, French

Text by Olivier Zahm, Richard D. Marshall and Wayne Koestenbaum.
Interview by Rachel Thomas.
Supported by Irish Museum of Modern Art.


436 pages
235 x 170 mm
ISBN 9788881586776


This work deals with dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to targeted art related media and organisations. Jack Pierson is one of the most influential American artists of today. Working with a wide range of different media – including photography, painting, drawing, books, installation and film, as well as wall and floor sculptures – Pierson is drawn to stardom, melodrama, loneliness and emotional narrative as subjects. Pierson infuses all his works with visual and literal references to lost love, sexual longing, faded glamor, evanescence and beauty. He is also concerned with the formal qualities of presentation and the number of aesthetic decisions required in achieving a balance between the narrative content of an artwork and its physical manifestation. This unique and visually arresting volume brings together a collection of Pierson’s best work from a number of previous publications, all designed by Pierson himself and now out of print, reproduced as they were and in chronological order – with an introduction by the artist. This photobook was created to accompany the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) exhibition ‘Jack Pierson’ which ran from the 12th of March to the 8th of May 2008.

About the Artist
Jack Pierson (b. 1960) is an American photographer and artist. Pierson is known for his photographs, collages, word sculptures, installations, drawings and artists books. His ‘Self-Portrait’ series was shown in the 2004 Whitney Biennial. His works are held in numerous museum collections.

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