I'm never too busy to shop. So despite the fact that we are still cleaning cupcake frosting off the ceiling following Ike's first birthday party, I found a minute or two to sneak in some internet time. And it's a good thing, because 20x200 has been busting out the jamz. If you were Johnny on the spot, you may have snagged some cheap prints by heavy hitters like the Starn Twins and William Wegman, most of which are already sold out. But I am far and away more excited to tell you that Roger Ballen has recently editioned an image, and the small sizes are still available.
A Roger Ballen print for $50! Dudes, that is crazy. Buy it here.
If you've never heard of Roger Ballen, it's ok. He's not as famous as the Starn Twins or William Wegman, but he should be. Since the 1970s, Ballen has been photographing rural villages and their inhabitants in South Africa. Ballen's photos are riddled with metaphors, icons, and wild dreamlike tableaux. Recalling works as disparate as Aaron Siskind and Ralph Eugene Meatyard, the results are often both poetic and disturbing.
Weird? Yes. Awesome? Hell yes.
Ok, friends, I'm off to 20x200 to buy that print, pronto. Oh, and psssssst: the also excellent Eirik Johnson (who I've written about here and here) has a new print coming out this Wednesday, July 14th, so be sure to check it out.
Back Wednesday with an interiors post, I promise...