1,000 Photos (2018)

Digital images, mp3's and pdf on usb drive
Image courtesy the artist

Included with the purchase of a deluxe version of Pure Beauty Vinyl (2018) an accompanying text read: "In an effort to share ‘information and love’ as directly as possible, Shirt gives access to 1,000 hi-res digital images from his iPhone, taken between September 2015 and October 2017, when he moved to Europe and began writing & recording Pure Beauty. The photos, along with lyrics and production credits, as well as the mp3's of the album, are gathered onto a custom USB drive detachable from the deluxe edition vinyl pressing of Pure Beauty. Edited from some 30,000 images, "1,000 Photos" is a collection of photos taken in eight countries and 15 cities, depicting artworks, pages of books, spaces, friends, and other personal details from Shirt's life. Many photos were taken illicitly and against the wishes of gallery directors, exhibition holders and museums. In releasing them Shirt wants you to know that he vehemently rejects the restriction of information by any means. Buyers are free to use any of the images as their own, in whatever form they like. No credit to Shirt is required."

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