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Doug Aitken: 99 Cent Dreams


Published by Aspen Art Museum. Text by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson.

This lavishly illustrated artist’s book is the largest and most ambitious publication yet produced by the Los Angeles–based video artist and photographer Doug Aitken—an artist known for his groundbreaking publications. Featuring a short text by Heidi Zuckerman Jacobson, Director and Chief Curator of the Aspen Art Museum, it focuses on Aitken’s still images, more than half of which have never been reproduced before. Known primarily for his multiscreen video installations, Aitken has gained international recognition for his immersive explorations of the experience of time and location. His exhibition at the Aspen Art Museum was the first dedicated solely to his photography. From nighttime cityscapes to deserted gas stations, airports, and bus depots, Aitken’s dreamlike photographs contain the same spatial and temporal dislocation and narrative suggestion as his installations.