DAVID HORVITZ, Mood disorder, 2015

DAVID HORVITZ, Mood disorder, 2015
35 x 25 cm
SC, 72 pp., stapled
edition 2000
condition: very good
published by Chert, Berlin/Motto Books, Berlin-Lausanne/New Documents, Los Angeles-Vancouver


David Horvitz’s self-portrait with his head in his hands, ocean waves crashing in the background, was initially uploaded by him to the Wikimedia Commons, and placed on various Wikipedia pages. Mood Disorder documents the appropriation of David Horvitz’s photograph across the internet. The image began to circulate more intensely, appearing on over a hundred websites as a “stock” photo to illustrate articles on a wide range of mental health and wellness issues.

This artist’s book is still available at various selling venues.