Richard Billingham – Ray's a Laugh | special ed.
320 pages, 24 x 31.5 cm , 2200 g.
Richard Billingham – Ray's a Laugh | special ed.
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This luxurious special edition celebrates Richard Billingham’s revelatory new edition of »Ray’s a Laugh«, one of the most significant photobooks in the history of the form. It presents a signed first MACK edition of the book, housed in an embossed linen slipcase completed by a tipped-in portrait of Ray, alongside a signed and numbered hand-made print in a card sleeve.

First published in 1996 to enormous acclaim, Richard Billingham’s »Ray’s a Laugh« is one of the most significant photobooks of the turn of the twentieth century, as well as a cornerstone work of the Young British Artists generation. Formed of starkly intimate images of Billingham’s often chaotic parental home under the heavy effects of alcoholism and poverty, the book was produced in the 1990s with editors Michael Collins and Julian Germain.

This new edition restores Billingham’s original vision for his deeply personal work for the first time. Including numerous unseen images and a distinct approach to sequencing inflected by Billingham’s training as a painter: it constitutes a ‘director’s cut’ and reintroduces a vital and consistently challenging work for a new era.
PublisherMACK Books
CoverCloth in slipcase
NoteBook + Print, signed and numbered (edition 250), 20,3 x 25,4 cm | 8 x 10"
Article IDart-61684


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