Adam McEwen: I Think I’m in Love
This book was published on the occasion of Adam McEwen: I Think I’m in Love, the artist’s first solo institutional exhibition in the United States, at the Aspen Art Museum, Colorado. The show featured a selection of works that address the blurred boundaries between reality and fiction with a dark yet poignant wit that frequently places death at its heart. Among the projects represented and discussed are paintings depicting fictional obituaries of Bill Clinton, Kate Moss, Richard Prince, and other still-living subjects; a series of sculptures of deployed airbags cast in concrete; and hand-painted signs offering such unequivocally terminal apologies as “Sorry we’re dead.”
Designed in collaboration with the artist, the book illustrates nearly one hundred works and includes original essays by Wayne Koestenbaum, Lane Relyea, Heidi Zuckerman, and the artist, as well as reprinted texts by Thomas Bernhard and Hugo von Hofmannsthal and a foreword by Heidi Zuckerman.