Shawn Mortenson Releases Monograph, Readies Wild Party

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He has captured urban street life, celebrities, the changing political climate, and contemporary artists with a camera for the last fifteen years, and now, artist and photographer Shawn Mortensen gathers these pieces together into a single monograph entitled Out of Mind.

An exhibition of the same name will run in conjunction with the book's release, at the Max Fish Gallery in New York. Photographs from the book–everything from portraits of Gwen Stefani to photo essays on Jamaican ghettos–will be on display, along with paintings, drawings, and collages that span Mortensen's two-decade career.

The Out of Mind show's opening party will, according to its invite, be a wild one, with limited edition prints from the book available in addition to some rare silkscreen portraits of Tupac from the 2004 collaboration with Shepard Fairey. Finally, Mortensen's self-published, handmade zine, Errorism & War, will be available at the event. Of course, you can pick up a copy of the actual monograph too. Just head down to the Max Fish gallery on Thursday, March 6. The mayhem begins at 7 p.m.