DASHWOOD BOOKS PRESENTS
Dashwood Books presents an exclusive corner at the Salon de Normandy to launch their exciting collabo ration of t-shirts and tote bags with photographer Ari Marcopoulos to accompany the release of his latest books Polaroids 92- 95 (NY) and (CA),
published by Dashwood Books. A selection of zines and books by the photographer, curated by Dashwood Books, will also be available to purchase.
Within the corner Ari Marcopoulos presents a slideshow of his Polaroid archives exclusively for the Salon.
The artist Ari Marcopoulos came upon the Polaroids reproduced in this volume and its’ companion, Polar oids 92- 95 (CA), while moving studios in 2018. Only a few have ever been published before, and the deco rated box that housed them, long
forgotten. They depict an iconic period of skating from the early nineties with the same ease, grace and affection for his subjects that Marcopoulos is known for. Shot mainly at the Brooklyn Banks in New York it features some of the best known
skaters of their generation including Justin Pierce, Harold Hunter, Maurice Key and Jeff Pang, amongst others. “As time has passed there are many names that I remember but some unfortunately I can no longer recall. These images are a result of a
collaboration and understanding between the subjects and the observer. I want to thank everyone that appears in them.” - Ari Marcopoulos
About Dashwood Books:
Opened in September 2005 and located in NoHo at 33 Bond Street between Bowery and Lafayette, Dash wood Books has become a destination for artists, collectors and art directors from all over the world as well as a valued
source for the fashion, advertising and film industries, and anyone interested in artist’s books and monographs. Dashwood Books’ main specialty is in contemporary photography. Beginning with Ari Marcopoulos’ The Chance is Higher in 2008, Dashwood
has pursued an extensive publishing program, collaborating with internationally recognized artists and graphic designers to produce monographs on pho tography and drawing, anthologies on youth culture, and a plethora of artist’s zines and
About Ari Marcopoulos:
A photographer and filmmaker who gravitates toward elusive subcultures, Ari Marcopoulos photographs objects and cultures that pique his interest, such as sneakers with wide laces from New York’s 1980s hip-hop scene.
Creating images with anthropological and ethnographic undertones, Marcopoulos has said that most of his photographs arise “through accidents or circumstances that just happen to present them selves.” Rather than romanticize his subjects, he
depicts them in a straightforward manner that reveals their beauty and anxieties. Working as an assistant to Andy Warhol after emigrating to the United States, Marcopoulos favors analog film for its slowness and for the time it asks of the
viewer. Most recently, he has begun to explore high-contrast landscape photography that conjures a vague and fleeting sense of familiarity.