Fictcryptokrimsographs: A Book-Work by Les Krims. Introduction by Hollis Frampton. Humpy Press: Buffalo, 1975. 93 pp. Square octavo. Limited edition of 125. Signed and dated '76 on title page with Humpy Press blind stamp. Photo-illustrated wrappers. Accompanied by original color print (shown at right; print is signed, Krims '74, and numbered on recto, measures 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
Over the last five years or so, the career of Les Krims has been well on its way to a steady revival. To wit: a 2011 interview with tastemaker Jen Brill (in the always-trendsetting Purple FASHION Magazine), plus another in VICE magazine in August of 2010 . br>
Jen Brill writes, "Krims relentlessly upended the cardinal values of the American way of life and its belief systems. In spontaneously arranged photographic fictions, he satirized forensic photography, feminist activism, and academic art, along with a short people's convention and the making of chicken soup."-
This hysterical book draws from hundreds of Polaroid SX-70 photographs Krims shot in 1974 and 1975. By altering them during the development process, he developed a sly technique that added wacky, sometimes surreal sensibility to his conceptual nudes. But they're not without their detractors: after excoriating his work in Society for Photographic Education journal, anti-porn feminists famously tore up his photos and poured chocolate syrup on them at a their annual conference.
Visit Krims' personal site and navigate to Fictcryptokrimsographs
Near Fine; slight creasing to spine; area of uneven tanning to front wrapper.; print with some adhesive residue from a previous mounting.