Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Viewpoint Editions, 2017. Paperback. Number 8 of 10 copies. Signed and numbered by the book artist. Dorothy Krause is a painter, collage artist and printmaker who incorporates digital mixed media into her art. Her work is exhibited regularly in galleries and museums and featured in numerous current periodicals and books. Krause is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts College of Art where she founded the Computer Arts Center and a member of Digital Atelier®, an artists collaborative, with Bonny Lhotka and Karin Schminke. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposia and a consultant for manufacturers and distributors of products which may be used by fine artists.This is a powerful book about prostitution with striking altered photographs of twin performance artists, Abigail and Emily Taylor, depicting ladies of the night. Their color photographs appear on the front pages of this accordion structure book.They are printed in glossy inks against a black glossy background. The text on the back of Ladies has a long list of facts about prostitution, which can be divided into three categories: street, brothel, or escort prostitution. The text goes on to provide disturbing facts about the treatment of prostitutes working in the US, such as statistics about how often they are physically assaulted, raped, arrested, and murdered. According to this book "prostitution in the US is estimated to generate $14 billion a year, more than drugs and guns combined." The book was printed at Roland DGA, with the text pages done on their VersaUV LEC-330 and the aluminum box in which the book is housed done on their LEF-300, a flatbed printer with white and gloss inks. The box's cover has one of the glossy images from the book on its top cover. Size: 57 inches when open and 9.5 x 11.5 when closed. The aluminum box measures 10 x 12 x .5 inches. In fine condition. [12 pages] ARTB/082217. Fine.
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