Ari Marcopoulos


Edition : First / Los Angeles / Ohwow / 2010 / Softcover. / Near Fine
4to, 184pp. Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Black & White and Duotone plates. Text in English.


“Marcopoulos’ penchant for connecting with emerging subcultures drew him to the developing skateboard movement active in New York City during the early 90s. Black and white photographs and Polaroids from this influential period, as well as a series of large scale photocopied images, capture the youth and defiance indicative of the era. Candid photography, some close-up portraits and others full-frame city scenes, objectively translate the reality of this peripheral lifestyle, while they also manage to soften the otherwise deviant personas associated with the skate world. For three decades Marcopoulos acted as much as a cultural anthropologist as he has an artist. With STOOPZ, he offers a window through which a view of back alley behavior and teenage angst is possible to glimpse from the lens of an outsider with unrestricted access.” Hot stuff.

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