The Plot Thickens is a major book published to mark Fraenkel Gallery’s 35th year. The publication is an unorthodox survey of photography traversing three centuries, with 100 photographs by artists as wide-ranging as Diane Arbus, Robert Adams, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Mel Bochner, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, Katy Grannan, Helen Levitt, Christian Marclay, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Eadweard Muybridge and Alec Soth. Interwoven with these works is a trove of prints by the anonymous and unknown. Nearly all of the photographs are published here for the first time.
The hardcover catalogue for The Plot Thickens, designed by Katy Homans, extends the gallery’s deep commitment to publishing, as seen in earlier books such as The Eye Club, Furthermore, and The Unphotographable. The printing of the catalogue’s meticulous reproductions has been overseen by Trifolio s.r.l. in Verona, Italy.