Many years ago this artist placed a singles ad in Denver’s alternative weekly newspaper. The headline read “Work Hard, Play Hard” and now this book celebrates 25 years of happy marriage thanks to a fun advertising experiment.
In a bit of whimsy, image and text play off each other to create irreverent pairings of singles pick-up lines with intimate portraits of abandoned furniture that can be found cast aside like a bad romance on city streets everywhere. Twenty Polaroid-style photographs are paired with text highlighting the becoming features of the lonely furniture. The 80’s looker says, “Single white sofa, mature, well-endowed, seeking free love in warm, cozy, dry home.” The teal velvet slipper chair says, “Me: clean, curvy, cushy, velvety, dove-tail joints. Single and ready to mingle.” This limited-edition artist book utilizes Hedi Kyle’s flag book structure to mimic a local bulletin board that might have been used for advertising in the good old days before the internet.
|Title||Take Me, I'm Yours|
|Press Name/Publisher||Simply Books, Ltd.|
|Place of Publication||Portland, OR|
|Printing/ Reproduction Process||Archival pigment prints|
|Number of Images/ Illustrations||20 original photographs|
|Image/ Illustration Process||Photography|
|Book Structure/ Binding Method||Hedi Kyle's flag book structure|
|Paper Stock||Red River Polar Matte and Moab Lasal papers|
|Number of Pages||20 pages|
|Dimensions (WxH) or (WxHxD)||8.5 x 4 x 1 inches closed. Extends out to 40 inches.|
|Edition Size||Edition of 28|
|Box/ Wrapper||Presented in a paper wrapper|
|Signed and Numbered?||Yes|