SILVERTHORNE, Jeffrey. Working.

(Berlin): Kehrer, 2014.  First edition.  Small quarto.  263 pages.  Published to accompany the first retrospective survey of the American artist’s work. Over 45 years Silverthorne has developed a photographic oeuvre that moves and balances between personal experiences, public spaces of presentation, and staged scenes. The disguised body is omnipresent. Masks hide and reveal a fascination for role playing. In Silverthorne’s work the transsexual, like all borderlands of consequence, becomes an ultimate symbol of boundaries blurred. Yet this body, open to all pleasures, is also marked and measured by wounds and scars. Jeffrey Silverthorne’s work is a contemporary answer to the ancient quests of vanity.  A very good copy in photo-illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued.