Ice. Photographs and text by Antoine D'Agata. Images en Manoeuvres, 2012. 287 pp. Quarto. First edition. SIGNED in silver paint marker on front flyleaf and dated Paris, 2012. Hardbound. Photo-illustrated boards. No jacket as issued. Color and black-and-white reproductions. Text in French.
Minor bumps to lower corners; otherwise Fine+.
"Covering Antoine d’Agata’s work for the last 5 years, the book combines pictures and texts in a disturbing testimony, showing the commitment of a photographer documenting drug-generated fictions… Until he loses control. In December 2007, Antoine d’Agata arrives in Phnom Penh and falls in love with Ka, a Vietnamese prostitute–a dealer also. In January 2008, they begin to share a small and dirty flat downtown. Here starts the oblivion. The addiction to methamphetamines takes over the photographic work and the frontiers between fiction and reality start to melt. This is where ICE comes from. The horror that permeates the pages is not so much the 'journey to the end of the night' of a photographer as it is the violent filth and hypocrisy of a system that grinds the flesh of those who were refused speech. "--the publisher
Position(s). Photographs by Antoine D'Agata. Quotations from numerous writers. Avarie, 2012. 120 pp.
Octavo (small size). First edition. SIGNED inside of rear gate-fold cover and dated, Paris, 2012. Stiff printed wrappers. Folded poster housed in glassine envelop tipped into rear gatefold cover. Black-and-white reproductions. Texts in English, French and Italian.
Trace of wear at edges; otherwise Fine.
I want that! That what?
That. But what?
To be there, to be the strongest, to be here, getting through wholly, warding off nothing, devouring all, about all eating, before going back to the absolute void.
Antonin Artaud (from the publisher)
Vortex. Atlantica, 2003. Photographs by Antoine D'Agata (with photos of D'Agata by Morten Andersen. Postface by Christian Caujolle. First edition, first printing. SIGNED on front flyleaf and dated Arles, 2012. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Color and black-and-white reproductions.
"It’s a character. An individual, male, who walks, gets about, stops, makes love, drinks, takes drugs, and moves on. It a character of the night who ends up drawing near to Stendhal’s famous description of the novel, as he walks down the road acting as a mirror for it. Perhaps this character is a novel.
Mixing successive levels chaos, this is ultimately a compendium whose seeming coherence evades comprehension more violently than the propositions Antoine D’Agata has accustomed us to. This is a character who will remain a mystery—that is, unless he is in fact a pointer."--the publisher
Antoine D'Agata. "Do Trinque" (no. 6). Text and photographs by Antoine d'Agata. Centro de Estudios Fotográficos de Vigo, Spain, n.d. (2001) . Unpaged (56 pp.) Small octavo (small size). Edition of 1000 copies. SIGNED on front flyleaf and dated Arles, 2012. Stiff photo-illustrated wrappers. Black-and-white reproductions. Texts in Spanish and French.
A small, beautifully designed catalogue--now quite scarce--from D'Agata's 2001 show at the Centro de Estudos Fotograficos in Vigo, Spain.