Take Me, I’m Yours

Take Me, I'm Yours by Laura Russell

Many years ago this artist placed a singles ad in Denver’s alternative weekly newspaper. The headline read “Work Hard, Play Hard” and now this book celebrates 25 years of happy marriage thanks to a fun advertising experiment.

In a bit of whimsy, image and text play off each other to create irreverent pairings of singles pick-up lines with intimate portraits of abandoned furniture that can be found cast aside like a bad romance on city streets everywhere. Twenty Polaroid-style photographs are paired with text highlighting the becoming features of the lonely furniture. The 80’s-style looker says, “Single white sofa, mature, well-endowed, seeking free love in warm, cozy, dry home.” The teal velvet slipper chair says, “Me: clean, curvy, cushy, velvety, dove-tail joints. Single and ready to mingle.” This limited-edition artist book utilizes Hedi Kyle’s flag book structure to mimic a local bulletin board that might have been used for advertising in the good old days before the internet.

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Take Me, I’m Yours
Limited Edition Artist Book

To purchase this book contact Laura.

Or, click here to purchase online at 23 Sandy.

Structure: Hedi Kyle Flag book. 20 original photographs by the artist. Archival pigment prints on Red River Polar Matte and Moab Lasal papers. Spine: Black Fabriano Ingres paper. 8.5 x 4 x 1 inches closed. Accordion extends out to 40 inches. 2018. Edition of 25.


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