Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Works by Thomas Allen

Thomas Allen... Breathtaking (2006, Chromogenic Print). From Works by Thomas Allen at Light & Sie Gallery in Dallas, TX. "...Photographer Thomas Allen uses the salacious pulp art drawings of the '40s and '50s that covered books such as 'I Married a Dead Man' and 'Marijuana Girl' and gives them a new dimension - the third. Allen arranges one set of pictures close up while obscuring the other, and creates a different context in the process. He gives each piece a brand new storyline, though never quite strays from their cheeky origins. Known internationally for his collaboration with reknowned designer Chip Kidd, Allen brings the physical format of the paperback book and expands it into a three-dimensional fantasy."


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