My studio is located in New York's Lower East Side, close to the famous Bowery Mission. Homeless guys taking shelter there frequently panhandle in the streets close to the mission. Whenever they get a penny they through them right out, since none of the stores around the neighborhood would allow these guys to pay one cent coins anymore. Naturally, the coins end up on the streets and cars press them into the hot asphalt.
For the past few years I have been taking pictures of these coins. This book is a collection of 25 of these pictures, documenting the literal devaluation of the dollar.
Hermann is an artist living in Brooklyn, New York. He is the principal of TWO-N, INC – a New York based design studio working at the cross section of new media, graphic design, and the built-environment – committed to experimentation and collaboration in the fields of architecture, interaction design, data visualization, print design, and photography. Hermann’s work will be shown at this years Rencontres d’Arles in the group show “FROM HERE ON”, curated by Clément Chéroux, Joan Fontcuberta , Erik Kessels, Martin Parr, and Joachim Schmid. Some of his books will be part of the ABC/POD show at Printed Matter, New York. Together with artist Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton he is currently working on “Various Small Books“, a book about books made in homage or referencing the Artist Books of Ed Ruscha to be published by MIT Press early 2013. Hermann is a member of the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative.
Type any name Published July 02, 2013
25min Published January 11, 2013
The Last Resort Published January 04, 2013
A New American Picture Published December 12, 2012
ASTRONOMICAL Published December 11, 2012
COVERED Published July 17, 2012
shoes Published April 09, 2012
coffee Published April 06, 2012
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