Fear #999

Work on Paper

Engraving on mold-made paper with special edition hardcover book in slipcase, 112 pages, 99 color illustrations

8.00 x 11.50 in

20.3 x 29.2 cm

Edition of 100

This work is signed and numbered by the artist.

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8.00 x 11.50 in

20.3 x 29.2 cm

Edition of 100


    About The Work

    For this unprecedented Collector’s Edition, Nedko Solakov has, on a different page of each specially bound book, added a new drawing and text. Each of these interventions is a unique work in the artist’s own hand, making this edition a singular opportunity to own an original work by the acclaimed artist. Furthermore, each Collector’s Edition includes a signed lithograph made by Solakov specially for this occasion. Titled Fear #999 and enclosed in a handmade portfolio box, the print depicts a postscriptor possibly a prefaceto the Fears series: 'to be scared to death of showing your fear'. Fortunately, Solakov was able to overcome this fear and share with the world his deepest anxieties, creating, in the process, one of the signature artworks of our time.

    99 Fears is a catalogue of insecurities created by acclaimed contemporary artist Nedko Solakov. By focusing on personal worriesfrom war, AIDS and plane crashes to writer’s block, infidelity and the size of one’s CV 99 Fears depicts the general free-floating anxiety of modern life in hilarious detail. In the artist’s inimitable voice, handwritten captions bring the drawings to life with bold strokes of self-deprecating humor. These are the fears of an everyman but also those for an artist who grew up under communism, with all its repressions and privations, only to find a new set of apprehensions waiting for him under capitalism. Nothing, however, can match his dread of the future, with all its shapeless, unspeakable terrors. By plumbing the depths of his anxiety, Solakov emerges with his belief in the human spirit intact and his tongue firmly in check. If 99 Fears teaches us anything, it is to stop worrying and embrace the only thing we need to be afraid of: fear itself.

    —Courtesy of Phaidon

    About Nedko Solakov

    From The Magazine

    • The engraving was printed in 2002 in an edition of 100 plus 5 artist's proofs.

    • The quoted dimensions are for the sheet size. The book size is 8" x 11.5". The box size is 14.125" x 16.5".
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    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
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