EDITION OF 300
Slime the Boogie.
(Los Angeles and Berlin): (Peres Projects), (2007).
8vo (216 × 140 mm), pp.. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white and colour photographs, magazines and newspaper clippings, and other pieces of ephemera. Black perfect bound wrappers with title illustration to upper side; minor wear to edges, minor separation between two signatures. Snow’s signature stamped in white and numbered 86/300 on inside rear wrapper. Near-fine.
First edition. Slime the Boogie was issued to accompany ‘God Spoiled a Perfect Asshole When He Put Teeth in Yer Mouth,’ Snow’s first solo Los Angeles show at Peres Projects in 2007. It comprises juxtapositions of photographs of his friends with images and text from newspaper and magazine clippings and other ephemera.
‘When William S. Burroughs drug-soaked stream of consciousness first hit, its radical, inspired literary rhythms genuinely represented the counter-cultural mores of a vital new underground. Best known for his insider photographic record, alternately poetic and gross, Dash Snow captures a crude reality of thriving lower east side subculture emblematic of such Burroughs-esque dissidence. Yet in the endless and official shit-storm of backlashes and counter-counter-cultural ascendancy, Snow’s recorded moments offer a perspective unfazed’ (Peres Projects).
Neumüller, M and González, Á. L., Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade pp.32-3, 80; Parr and Badger, The Photobook: A History vol. III p.100.