Published by M Press
144 pages, 8.1 x 6.1 x 0.7 inches
Essay by Nancy Princenthal
"The beauty is in the echoing of image and thing and in the implication that repetition may be both the staff and stuff of life. . . In this subtle but assertive body of work, marked by rigor and humor, formalism and even lyricism, we focus on the nature of art and life, how the picture of a thing becomes its symbol, the idea of that thing." Excerpt from essay by Barbara A. MacAdam, ARTnews
Plenty is a collection of observational snapshots by Elke Solomon and begins with an essay by Nancy Princenthal. Plenty is a wonderful book for connoisseurs of images, and contains one hundred forty color photographs that capture the life, art, and commodification of culture. The photographs range from a rainbow of wigs in a Manhattan window display to a vendors stable of sun cured egg yolks in Macao.