The Ladies of Yack Court by Becky Kolsrud
The Ladies of Yack Court is a 44 page limited edition artist book, offset printed in full color. Made by the artist Becky Kolsrud in collaboration with the designers Becca Lofchie, Lauren Alejo, and the press XVXV, it also includes a prose poem by Patrick Price written specifically for these images. The book features collages by the artist sourced from the sorority section of a 1969 college yearbook; its images prompted Kolsrud's first solo exhibition of paintings, Yackety Yack Girls, at Karma, New York in 2011. The book is as much a document of Kolsrud’s early source material converted into collage as of young women at the cusp of adulthood a generation ago. Props, clothing, and poses display their calibrated personae in muted yet rich color. To heighten this stylized imagery, the book conveys the tactility of these collaged yearbook pages, altered by time and studio handling, by keenly reproducing their tattered details and Kodachrome splendor.
Limited edition artist book
Edition of 300
Each book signed and numbered
Softcover, saddle stitch
4/4 offset printing,
all pages full color, matte coated paper
11 3/4 x 8 15/16 inches
20 special version hand embellished by the artist
Concept: Becky Kolsrud
Design: Lauryn Alejo and Becca Lofchie
Editor: Caitlin Lonegan and XVXV, Los Angeles
Photography: Robert Wedemeyer
Image Processing: Echelon Color
Printing & Binding: Permanent Print Ltd.
Text: Patrick Price
Published by XVXV, Los Angeles
Book © 2022 Becky Kolsrud and XVXV, Los Angeles
Artwork © Becky Kolsrud
Text © Patrick Price
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