Carl Johan De Geer,
De Geer: Photographs 1959-1980
Limited Edition Paperback with Silk-screened Covers
80 pp. b&w photos (no text!)
Wonderful catolog for the exhibit, curated by Johan Kugelberg and Ed Templeton, devoted to Swedish 60s underground artist and photographer Carl Johan De Geer.
"Carl Johan De Geer, born in 1938 into a powerful Swedish aristocratic family, grew up on a grand country estate with his grandparents, went to art school in the late 1950s, and in an epic choice of rejection lived his life to this day as a perennial Swedish underground artist, working in counterpoint to the privilege of his surname.
A masterful Leica M4 snapshot giant à la Ed Van Der Elsken or Moriyama, De Geer has the sacred ability to capture the monotone grit of everyday life and demand its reflection. The crumbling façades and interiors of buildings moments before demolition provide a backdrop to a culture where 1960s Stockholm bohemians were making love and raising families, paying rock bottom month-by-month rent."
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