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Mark Borthwick
Synthetic Voices


“Synthetic Voices”, the great, long out-of-print and very scarce photo-book of Mark Borthwick, published in Japan in 1998.
Conceived more as an artists book, “Synthetic Voices” is the perfect scrapbook of Mark’s iconic work throughout the 1990’s for Purple, Self Service, Interview, Vogue Italia, etc., alongside his personal photography work, texts, photographs of Maison Martin Margiela, Hussein Chalayan, Comme des Garçons, Paul McCarthy, Patti Smith, Kate Moss, Chloe Sevigny, Rita Ackerman, Kim Gordon, Sinead O’connor, and much more. An amazing photographer who captured and inspired an important period in fashion photography with his playful, natural, poetic and raw images.

Designed by Mark Borthwock and Hideki Nakajima
Introduction by Jeff Rian and Olivier Zahm
Guest edited by Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm (Purple prose)
Published by Synergy Inc., Tokyo.

* Condition: Very good – (Tight and clean copy) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Mark Borthwick - Synthetic Voices (1998)
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Purple 15
Spring-Summer 2003

PURPLE Number 15, Spring-Summer 2003.

A rare early issue of the iconic Purple magazine, edited by Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm, this wonderful early edition features work by: Jeff Rain, Bruce Benderson, Nick Tosches, Dike Blair, Jens Hoffman, Miltos Manetas, Wolfgang Tillmans, Pierre Leguillon, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Desiree Heiss amd Ines Kaag, Kelley Walker, Robert Wright, Yukinori Maeda, Oscar van den Boogbaard, Rita Ackermann, Laetitia Benat, Mark Borthwick, Giasco Bertoli, Cécile Bortoletti, Lizzie Bougatsos, Anders Edström, Richard Kern, Justine Kurtland, Emmanuelle Mafille, Terry Richardson, Henry Roy, Masafumi Sanai, Chikashi Suzuki, Bless, and many many more.

In 1992 Olivier Zahm and his partner Elein Fleiss printed the first issue of Purple Prose, a Parisian literary art zine that over the years has evolved into Purple Fashion Magazine and Purple. Soon after the birth of Purple Prose, Zahm and Fleiss created spin-off publications like les cahiers purple, Purple Sexe, Purple Fiction, and of course, Purple Fashion. Zahm aimed at fusing together his two worlds, fashion and art, in creating Purple.

* Condition: Very Good (A clean and tightly bound copy, with only light wear) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Kim’s Bedroom
by Kim Gordon


The great Kim Gordon hardcover book and CD from Purple Books, published in 2000 to accompany the exhibition ‘Kim’s Bedroom’, curated by Kim Gordon at Mu – De Witte Dame, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Superbly balanced range of work from Gordon herself, along with Mike Kelley, Raymond Pettibon, Spike Jonze, Sofia Coppola, Jutta Koether, Susan Cianciolo, Rita Ackermann, Sadie Benning, Thurston Moore, Tamra Davis, Mark Gonzalez, Kathleen Hanna, Cameron Jamie, Richard Kern, Dave Markey, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Tony Oursler and many more.
CD is included with the book/catalogue “Kim’s Bedroom” published for the exhibition ‘Kim’s Bedroom’, curated by Kim Gordon at Mu – De Witte Dame, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

From the press release: “In Kim’s Bedroom, conceptualizer and guest curator Kim Gordon introduces the spectator to an extraordinary, personal world in which visual arts, photography, film/video, fashion and music have come together. The project included an exhibition, a music performance, and a film night. During the opening of the exhibition, a publication designed by the Paris-based ‘Purple’ was presented. This publication contains works by most of the artists participating in Kim’s Bedroom, plus a CD.”

CD includes tracks by: Mike Kelley, John Fahey, Laetitia Sadier, Kim Gordon, Ikue Mori, DJ Olive, Cat Power, Raymond Pettibon, Andrew Tull, Raymond Pettibon, Jutta Koether, Jim O’Rourke, Ikue Mori, Adris Hoyos, Tom Verlaine, Loren Mazzacane Connors, Yoshimi P. We, Rita Ackermann, Atari (Boredoms), David Nuss (No Neck Blues Band), Yoshida (Psycho Ba Ba) and Shoji (Japan Overseas).

* Condition: Very Good (tight, clean copy with only light cover wear, includes CD in new condition) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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Purple 2
Winter 1998-1999

 

PURPLE magazine (“Fashion, Prose, Special, Fiction, Interior”) Number 2, Winter 1998-1999.

A rare copy of this early edition of Purple, edited by Elein Fleiss and Olivier Zahm, this wonderful early issue features work by: Mark Borthwick, Alex Bag, Tobjorn Rodland, Antek Walzcak, Andrea Zittel, Martin Margiela, Bernadette Corporation, Laetitia Benat, Susan Cianciolo, Doug Aitken, Maurizio Cattelan, Karl Holmqvist, Arto Lindsay, Dora Garcia, Phillipe Parreno, Takashi Noguchi, Viktor & Rolf, Bernadette Van-Huy, Richard Prince, Banu Cennetoglu, Comme des Garcons, Rita Ackermann, Katja Rahlwes, Terry Richardson, Nathaniel Goldberg, Annette Messager, Helmut Lang, Colin De Land, Dan Graham, Marcelo Krasilcic, Takashi Homma, and many many more.

In 1992 Olivier Zahm and his partner Elein Fleiss printed the first issue of Purple Prose, a Parisian literary art zine that over the years has evolved into Purple Fashion Magazine. Soon after the birth of Purple Prose, Zahm and Fleiss created spin-off publications like les cahiers purple, Purple Sexe, Purple Fiction, and of course, Purple Fashion. Zahm aimed at fusing together his two worlds, fashion and art, in creating Purple Fashion.

* Condition: Very Good (A clean and tightly bound copy, with only light wear) – All care is taken to provide accurate condition details of used books, photos available on request.

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PURPLE 2: Winter 1998-1999
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