The Bad Son

Harmony Korine


Edition : First / Tokyo / Taka Ishii / 2008 / Softcover. / VG+
4to, Unpaginated (ca 160pp). Printed wraps as issued. Numerous Black & White plates. One of 1000 copies. Very minor wear to corners and edges.

Harmony Korine’s The Bad Son, comprised of manipulated photographs taken during the shooting of Sonic Youth’s “Sunday”, the book features former childhood film star Macaulay Culkin and his young bride, Rachel Miner. Utilizing various unconventional techniques such as the use of photocopier as camera to obsessively enlarge and reduce orignal photographs, replicate images at the same size up to fifty times, darken and lighten tone sometimes degenerating the images to the point of being unrecognizable and finally rephotographing the photocopies for final prints.

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