In the spring of 2018, TIS books will publish Rose Marie Cromwell’s debut monograph, El Libro Supremo de la Suerte. The title translates as “The Supreme Book of Luck” and refers to a little piece of photocopied samizdat that supports a covert lottery in Havana, where Cromwell spent eight years living and photographing.
Of the work, Paula Kupfer writes: “In exploring the visual connections between numbers—exact and absolute units of measurements—and the mystical, wayward ways of luck, as embodied by friends and family performing for her camera, Cromwell offers a lyric homage to Cuba, the place that’s shaped her practice and that, moreover, continues defying expectations and interpretations.”
Special edition comes with a custom slipcase and signed print.
Available 2018. First 200 pre-order $45; normal price $60.