JAN YOORS: New York - SPECIAL EDITION (*PRE-ORDER NOW)

€283,02 excl. vat

Special Edition including a numbered copy of the book and an archival pigment print, stamped and dated by the artist's estate on verso (Shoe Shine Boy in Front of Movie, East Side, 1961, edition of 30).

*PRE-ORDER NOW! Orders will be shipped from the beginning of February (exact date to be confirmed).

ARTIST Jan Yoors
TITLE New York
YEAR 2023
MEDIUM Soft cover (book) / Archival pigment print
SIZE 21 x 15 cm (book) / 19 x 13,5 cm (print)
EDITION Edition of 30
MISC

With text by Kore Yoors

PAGES 75
LANGUAGE English

My father Jan Yoors passed away forty-five years ago, a month after I had turned nine. For me he is forever frozen in that moment, a larger than life person who lived an epic life. I have spent the past twenty years archiving and cataloging his art and the accumulated ephemera, which has helped to build a fuller picture of the life he lived. I have heard him described as a slight, baby faced, a great raconteur and a man who “never met a stranger but only friends he has not yet met”. In filmed interviews he comes across as calm, soft-spoken yet unflappable, confident in his chosen path. A man comfortable in his own skin, enjoying exploring the world and embracing all its diversity.

Upon this occasion, of the centennial of Jan’s birth, we have the opportunity of this book to dig deeper into our archives, revisiting these contact sheets and presenting images for their first time. Jan’s photography is a window into this time, post-war and just before the upheavals of the late 1960s. We get to see the world through Jan’s eyes, intimate moments with the people of New York City whom he loved.

(Kore Yoors, 2023)