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July 31, 2009

Congrats to Ariana Page Russell on her New Book & Limited Edition!

MAO's friends over at DeCode Books have been very busy this summer, with lots of new great books.

Ariana_russell_cover_dressing But there's a special place in our MAO wallet heart for photographer Ariana Page Russell, so we can't be more happy to see this very young artist having her very first book!  Congrats Ariana!

Visit DECODE Books on-line bookstore: decodebooks.com
FYI... Platform Gallery is hosting a book signing party to introduce three new titles 
by Seattle-based publisher DECODE Books by photographers Ariana Page Russell, Bill Jacobson, and Steven Miller
So... If you just happen to be stuck in Seattle.. you can join them at the gallery to celebrate these new monographs, Saturday, August 8, from 4 to 6PM
Dressing by Ariana Page Russell
Ariana Page Russell turns to her own skin as both a canvas and as a source of adornments. “The power of a blush, an ephemeral and uncontrollable response revealing internal sentiment, becomes the fashion of skin. I have sensitive skin that easily flushes. In Dressing, I use the imagery of this temporary change as my medium via collages made from photographs of my skin. These collages show shades of sensitivity in reds and pinks made into patterns, then scanned and printed as temporary tattoos. I place the skin tattoos back on skin, adorning myself with a longer lasting, intentional Ariana_page_russell_pharaoh blush. Rather than being frustrated by my skin’s transparency, I claim it by dressing up in the crimson hues that reveal my vulnerability.” Instead of covering up her skin condition, Russell embraces the changes her skin makes, exploring the concepts of fashion and beauty: “These tattoos become and intimate fashion as their own sort of clothing.... I am investigating where one surface ends and another begins, the bloom of adornment, and how shifting exteriors reveal as they conceal.”

5 x 7 inches
11 four-color plates
24 pages, hardcover
1 original tipped-in photograph

Signature Series books are limited to 500 signed and numbered copies. Each contain one original tipped-in photograph.

ISBN: 978-0-9793373-5-2

$40 USD

Plus..there's also a super cheap.. and terrific Limited Edition that comes with this crazy sexy print!

Details :   A Limited edition archival pigment print, signed and numbered, with copy of Dressing.

Photo #2, Pharaoh (self portrait), 2009

Sheet size: 20 x 16 in.
Image size: 19 x 13 in.
Edition of 20, signed and numbered.

Special Prepublication Price:
$500 USD until 8.8.09
$600 USD after 8.8.09

More Details here... http://www.decodebooks.com/russell_collectors.html

OH.. and be sure to tell them over at Decode Books, that MAO sent you... and they'll give you the huge "Special MAO Fan Club Discount"


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Love , Love , LOVE Ariana's work since day One!

AMF beat you to the punch and I bought a print when he profiled it. I'm sending an email to Decode to see if they'll still get me the super special MAO discount! Crossing my fingers...


MAO and I share information frequently and we both knew about this at the same time. I posted first yes but, he bought right away . The blogs are to share information, NOT for any type of competition. The more propaganda the artists receives, the better. Ariana is very dear to both of us.

I don't know of any discount but , I think the price for the whole package is more than reasonable. Congratulations on your purchase!

And thanks for reading MAO's blog and mine!

Ruben, I was just teasing...

I just got the print and it is gorgeous! (even though I just peeked at it through the protective paper and plastic sleeve). It's packed well enough to survive a nuclear attack, and is presented in a heavy portfolio. Very much recommended!

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A great portrait photo. I love the make up jewelery!

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