Hard cover with casewrap
8 x 8 inches
Publication date: March 15, 2019
I Hate Telling You How I Really Feel is the first graphic chapbook from Bloof Books, originally selected for our handmade series in 2015. By popular demand, we’re reissuing it as a hardcover art book, containing 25 full-color photographs, 2 supplementary text pieces, and a new essay by poet-artist Nikki Wallschlaeger.
A selfie-by-proxy sequence of sorts, each portrait of the Julia doll (Mattel, 1969–1970, after the television series starring Diahann Carrol) combines the ultra-condensed gravitational effect of Wallschlaeger’s poetry, the hyper-consumability of the internet meme, and a Warholian pop-art palette of color, repetition, and cultural reference.
Read an interview with Nikki by Gina Abelkop at Entropy.