AFTER ROBERT FRANK’S PHOTOBOOK THE AMERICANS: REMAKES, VARIATIONS, AND ICONOCLASM

@article{Dietschy2020AFTERRF,
  title={AFTER ROBERT FRANK’S PHOTOBOOK THE AMERICANS: REMAKES, VARIATIONS, AND ICONOCLASM},
  author={Nathalie Dietschy},
  journal={photographies},
  year={2020},
  volume={13},
  pages={297 - 322}
}
Many contemporary artists’ publications pay tribute to famous artists’ books or photobooks, such as Ed Ruscha’s conceptual artist’s books or Robert Frank’s landmark photobook The Americans. This paper examines Mishka Henner’s version of Frank’s The Americans that he appropriated and partly erased. It questions the process of re-appropriation and studies Henner’s approach: is it a variation in Goodman’s term? Or a remake? It explores both the act of remaking a seminal work, as well as destroying… 
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