SIMON, Taryn. Contraband.
(Gottingen, Germany / New York, NY): Steidl / Gagosian Gallery, 2015. First edition. Octavo. 480 pages. An amazing work, 1,075 photographs, shot over five days, of items detained or seized from passengers or express mail entering the United States from abroad at the New York airport. The miscellany of prohibited objects, from the everyday to the illegal to the just plain odd, attests to a growing worldwide traffic in counterfeit goods and natural exotica and offers a snapshot of the United States as seen through its illicit material needs and desires. A very near fine copy in card covers with a very near fine dust jacket. Our new favourite book
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