Archive Peter Piller - Zeitung (signed, special edition)
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Special edition with 1 signed & numbered pigment print, edition of 30 copies. This publication is the most complete compilation to date of Peter Piller's collection of found images. More than 2000 illustrations chosen from newspapers are organized in such categories as "Touching Cars," "Sad, Hopeless, Despair, Tristesse," "Girls Firing Arms," "Stand-in, Protests," or "Man and Fire." An improbable typology of press photography of the last decades. Publisher's Description From 1994 to 2005, German artist Peter Piller worked a day job at a leading Hamburg ad agency where he was responsible for analyzing and archiving more than 150 regional newspapers. The grinding repetition of this task inspired him to create the Peter Piller Archive, which consists of countless images culled from these newspapers and gathered into 80-some highly subjective categories such as 'Touching Cars,' 'Sad, Hopeless, Despair, Tristesse,' 'Girls Firing Arms,' 'Stand-in, Protests' or 'Man and Fire.' Zeitung, part of a series of artists' projects edited by Christoph Keller, is the most complete compilation to date of Piller's fascinating collection, which, at turns mundane and grotesque, constitutes an improbable typology of press photography from the last decade.