Gregory Crewdson: An Eclipse of Moths, limited edition, 2020
Text by Jeff Tweedy
Photographs by Gregory Crewdson
Published by Aperture, New York
Limited edition signed and numbered from 1 to 750
49.5 x 27.9 cm ; 19 1⁄2 x 11 in.
Softcover with clothbound slipcase ; 36 pages ; 16 four-color images
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An Eclipse of Moths extends Gregory Crewdson’s obsessive exploration of the small-town, postindustrial American landscape. Each of these sixteen, never-before-published images is composed at a cinematic scale with the artist’s signature auteurial care.
Downed streetlights, abandoned baby carriages, and decommissioned carnival rides set the scene for a cast of classic Crewdsonian characters—full of equal parts yearning and ennui. This collection of images is offered in a limited- edition, slipcased volume, sumptuously produced at a scale that offers an immersive experience of each of these carefully crafted scenes.
Gregory Crewdson (born in Brooklyn, 1962) is a graduate of the Yale School of Art, where he is now director of graduate studies in photography. His series Beneath the Roses is the subject of the 2012 documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. His work has been exhibited widely, including in a survey that toured throughout Europe from 2005 to 2008. Crewdson’s awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship. His books include Twilight (2002), Beneath the Roses (2008), and Cathedral of the Pines (Aperture, 2016).
Jeff Tweedy is a musician, songwriter, and record producer. He is the singer and guitarist of the band Wilco, which has released eleven studio albums to date.