Last Days of W. Photographs by Alec Soth. Poem by Lester B. Morrison. Little Brown Mushroom / Alec Soth, St. Paul, MN, 2008. 46 pp. Folio (11.75 x 15.65 in.). Limited edition of 100 SIGNED, numbered copies, dated 11/08. Unbound, tabloid style newsprint sheets with 36 color reproductions. Includes list of plates. Accompanied by a color print (shown at right), laminated in acetate to make a placemat, with 'LBM' blind-stamp in margin (SIGNED, numbered and dated 2008 on verso, with thumbnail size portrait of the artist).
A fantastic item that will be sure to enlighten (and perhaps befuddle) future historians of the early 21st century!
"During these last days of the administration, what is the point of protest, satire or any other sort of rabble-rousing? In assembling this collection of pictures I’ve made over the last eight years, I’m not really trying to accomplish much at all. But as President Bush once said, 'One of the great things about books is, sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.'"--Alec Soth