Spanning almost half a century of photography KAOS presents a kaleidoscopic overview of Watson's career to date and the dazzling array of subjects, objects, people, and places he has encountered along the way. This collector's edition includes several unpublished Polaroids taken from Watson's personal archives and an essay written by Philippe Garner.
From Watson's breakthrough portrait of Alfred Hitchcock for the Christmas 1973 edition of Harper's Bazaar to a 2016 shot of Kanye West, each photograph resonates with a graphic and cinematic allure. Whether it's a portrait of a Las Vegas dominatrix, Elvis's gold suit, a chimpanzee, or a street scene in China, Watson excels in capturing the surface seamlessly and probing its myriad depths. Along the way, his celebrity portraiture, including the likes of David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Andy Warhol and Jack Nicholson, shows a particular interest in the private person behind the iconic façade.
Multilingual edition: English, French, German
Signed and numbered by Albert Watson
Edition of 1,000
Hardcover with faux chimpanzee fur fitting, in a clamshell box, 408pp.