50 Shots / James Prez

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Identifier: FA.B88.2297
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 5.125 x 7.75 in;13 x 19.685 cm
Creation dates: 2008
Created by: James Prez
Published by: Back East Press
Book bound with tape to commemorate the death of and dedicated to Sean Bell who was shot and killed by police in 2006 in Queens. Features reproductions of the New York Post's cover image reporting the death of Bell on each page. All thirty-six pages are punctured fifty times, mirroring the number of times he was shot. Edition number 35 of 50. Signed by the artist. "Dedicated to Sean Bell, victim of a 2006 police shooting in Queens, this poignant and understated artist’s book consists of two basic elements: a scaled-down reproduction of the New York Post’s front page coverage of the incident, and fifty holes punched through all 36 pages. Bound only by the tension created by the book’s holes, which represent the fifty gunshots that killed Bell, each book comes in a vellum envelope." -- Printed Matter, Inc