Portland, Oregon: Nazraeli Press, 2010. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's orange paper-covered boards, black-and-white photo inset to upper board with facsimile photo verso inset to lower board, spine and upper board stamped in blue.
52 color and duotone plates, reproducing Polaroid photos, mostly portraits made for casting purposes, by filmmaker Van Sant. Portraits include actors Patricia Arquette, Crispin Glover, Patricia Clarkson, Keanu Reeves, Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Casey Affleck and others; in addition, writers Allen Ginsberg and Ken Kesey are shown, as well as some of the local Portland artists, musicians and unknowns Van Sant regularly cast. "The allure of a Van Sant portrait reaches beyond the inherent luminosity and ephemeral nature of an instant positive print. The expressive gesture by an aspiring actor, able to project an appealing gaze and posture, is even more engaging when the portrayal captures an imminent or character identity in the early stages of an actor's career" (from the introduction by curator Lawrence Fong). Published as an extension of the exhibit "One Step Big Shot: Portraits by Andy Warhol and Gus Van Sant" at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene (May 15 - September 5, 2010), an exhibition program for which is laid in. Faint rubbing to spine-ends and corners. Near fine. Item #95