Taking Off. Henry My Neighbor, Mariken Wessels

Art Paper Editions

Taking Off. Henry My Neighbor
Mariken Wessels
Publisher Art Paper Editions
330 pp
240 x 330 mm
1000 copies
Full color
English text
ISBN 9789490800345


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'Taking Off' is a real picture story of a failed marriage, of sexual frustration and voyeurism. An extraordinary amount of photographs and cut-up collages comprise an archival vertigo of amateur nude art. Through people she met on a journey through the United States, Mariken Wessels gained access to the studio and the entire archive of Henry, as well as full consent over its use. She started redacting the work and rearranging it, so to form an artist's book, in which the audience will be invited to a journey into Henry’s vision of his wife and muse, and to discover the photographic obsessions of Henry, which through encountering them in the book could become our obsessions too.


Check this review by Jeffrey Ladd in 1000 Words Magazine.