From the Author's Private Collection

Eric Amling

From the Author's Private Collection is a kind of hymnal—a songbook of praise and confession to our culture's achingly contemporary aesthetics—the "[t]emporarily obtainable / esoteric things" currently available to us and our resulting ways of being. Whether reveling in the moments of transcendence they afford or throwing himself at the feet of their "humid decadence," Amling relentlessly catalogues these objects and gestures. "Guess who's on an airplane," he brags. Maybe he's headed somewhere like Miami or Vegas, or maybe it's just the first time he's used the in-flight Wi-Fi to send a text from 40,000 feet. In any case, it is a celebration of what Amling calls "private ambition." And even if that celebration is ironic, it eventually turns to shame, or more specifically, a "[m]odesty…born out of a sense of shame." From the Author's Private Collection is the record Amling keeps of us "using trinkets to outwit evil" so that we may "die the right way."

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These limited edition prints include a signed copy of From the Author’s Private Collection, Eric Amling’s debut book.

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Pyramids

Collage

9" x 12" C-Print

Edition of 25

THIS ARCHIVAL C-PRINT IS SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST

Goth Girl with Cat

Collage

11" x 14" C-Print

Edition of 25

THIS ARCHIVAL C-PRINT IS SIGNED AND NUMBERED BY THE ARTIST

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