Featuring: Comme Des Garcons SIX Magazine Series
- Issue Number 4, published in 1989. This issue in particular, along with Issue Number 3, is the largest of the SIX series. There are some very interesting ads shown in this book, including an ad for Mild Seven on the last page.
- The photos in SIX Number 4 focus on life and change, from the 40’s through the late 80’s, in multiple continents and countries. The photography itself is varied in composition, ranging from photographs of people going about life, to stills of nature and action shots that seem perfectly timed. The color of the photos however are opposite to the composition, with the photos being uniformly black and white. This juxtaposition between change, variety, and new versus uniformity, blandness, and stagnation is emblematic of the late 80’s with the Cold War coming to an end, while the threat of nuclear armageddon still loomed large as a threat to the human race. The way the people and life continued to go about their daily lives, whether mundane or filled with excitement, is beautiful in the face of such circumstances. This message of life going on is especially relevant today, with climate change and shifting geopolitical winds being part and parcel of daily life in the 21st century. Life ultimately goes on, and humans have and will continue to trudge forth, both in times of desolation, as well as in times of life and joy.
- Oversized format, 16 x 12 inches.
- Missing the plastic CDG sleeve. The book is still fully functional but does have signs of wear throughout. Will be shipped safely to avoid any damage.