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COSTER SCOTT: SURVEY I


Coster Scott: Survey I New Book Release


We at WIJW love to point out creative work that catches our eye, and this recently released compact hardcover book, Coster Scott Survey I, has indeed caught our eye!

You might have seen Alexander Coster Scott’s work at Boston’s ICA under the directorship of the now former Tate curator, Christoph Grunenberg; or perhaps in the pages of Tyler Brûlé’s Monocle magazine; or even on the walls of the super-swank W Hotel—if you haven’t, then do make an effort to acquaint yourself with the man and his work!

Untitled c-type chromogenic print,  by Coster Scott, 2009

Untitled c-type chromogenic print, by Coster Scott, 2009

Characteristically blurring the lines between genres, Scott depicts a range of subject matter: from corporate, to institutional, to domestic and natural scenes, running the gamut between intimacy and a “…simmering sense of megapolitan angst,” as Scott puts it. It’s all done quite tenderly though, with a tonal palette and a wide aspect Ultra Panavision style frame that lends his photographs a distinctly cinematic quality.

Untitled c-type chromogenic print,  by Coster Scott, 2013

Untitled c-type chromogenic print, by Coster Scott, 2009

His client list reads like a who’s who of notable American families — from the Watsons (IBM), to the Engelhards, Jennings, and Dursts. His work has been championed by curators like Christoph Grunenberg (formerly of the Tate Liverpool and now Director at the Kunsthalle in Bremen), and Anne Hawley (Isabella Gardner Museum). I myself have collected his work for years, and several of his pieces figure prominently in my clients’ homes. (My mentor, the late Albert Hadley, actually became quite fixated on one the Scott works I owned, and out of gratitude to the great man, I felt compelled to give it to him!).

Untitled (Boston, walking) c-type chromogenic print,  by Coster Scott, 2013

Untitled (Boston, walking) c-type chromogenic print, by Coster Scott, 2013

Our copy is the Limited Edition version that comes with a gorgeous signed and numbered 16″ x 20″ c-type print available on costerscott.com It’s a gem – Coster Scott: Survey I is a must-have book for those in the know, and the most perfectly dreamy couchside/bedside companion.

 


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