Ultra rare Harmony Korine book with signed, numbered and dated original photograph (2009). Published as a small run, limited edition book in conjunction with a museum exhibition, this is a very special edition of only 35 that includes an original artwork by Korine. So yes, only 35 of these exist.
After emerging onto the world stage in the 1990’s as a screenwriter (Kids) and director (Gummo), his intuitive, open-ended approach to realism created a polarizing fervor amongst critics. Lesser known but no less relevant are Korine’s experiments outside the world of cinema. A Crack-up At The Race Riots, his first book, adapted the possibilities of his brand of montage to text. Numerous collaborations with other artists (such as Christopher Wool, Brian DeGraw, Gus Van Sant and Mark Gonzales) further stretched Korine’s imagination into realms of formalized abstraction, vaudeville, black metal nihilism, and ambient soundscapes.
The book brings together forty-nine photographs from Korine’s private archive in order to reveal a side of the artist’s creative process that remains largely unexamined. Depicting a mysterious young girl moving through a televised landscape of shifting contexts, Pigxote further illustrates Korine’s interest in replacing plot lines and other narrative tropes with intuitively arranged “experiential moments.”
Harmony Korine Pigxote, 2008-2009 Soft cover artist book with original photograph 10 x 8 inches (book), 7 x 5 inches (photograph) Signed, dated, and numbered edition of 35
Exhibitions: Pigxote, The Fine Arts Gallery of Vanderbilt University (Nashville, Tennessee), 2009