Tacita Dean: Monet Hates Me (2021)
Softcover, 9 x 6.75 inches, 161 color and 75 b/w illustrations, 368 pages
This book expands on the aleatoric process of research behind Tacita Dean's artist's edition Monet Hates Me (2021), which has been designed as 'an exhibition in a box'. All the original material for the edition was found by Dean in the Getty Research Institute's Special Collections in Los Angeles while she was artist in residence, 2014-2015. The fifty objects in the edition were designed and produced in collaboration with Martyn Ridgewell during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns between March and December 2020. The book is in two parts: the first part contains texts by the artist and additional research images and part two is an extended reprint of the small book that is part of the edition, which illustrates the fifty objects and acts as the key to their provenance and manufacture.