New Utopia, Light Fracture by Luther Price


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Luther Price came to Visual Studies Workshop as a visiting artist in 2017 to give a week-long workshop on hand-made film. Though the workshop ended tumultuously, Price maintained a sporadic and sometimes fraught correspondence with VSW Press editor Tate Shaw. The project was temporarily tabled, and Price died in 2020 at the age of 58.

New Utopia, Light Fracture includes images derived from the depths of Price’s 35mm collages, representing some of the most accomplished work of the artists’ career. The sparse text in the book comes solely from Price’s messages to Shaw over a two year period.

VSW PRESS offers an enhanced eBook companion to this publication, which provides access to view both series of 35mm slides digitally.

Perfect bound softcover

6.5  x 8.5 inches, 150 pages

109 color photographs

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Luther Price


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Publishing date: 

Tuesday, October 31, 2023