Lawrence Levi



My first artist’s book was published in July 2021.

In Necrology, forty-six photo portraits torn decades ago from obituaries in the New York Times are arranged in slyly humorous juxtapositions. Stripped of context beyond the original bare-bones photo captions, the faces of the dead are seen anew, their shared characteristics uncannily apparent. The book ends with microbiographies of each person, hinting at both the richness and the arbitrariness of human lives.

48 pages / 5 × 7 inches / softcover with French flaps / perfect binding / digital-offset printed / edition of 100

Necrology is currently available only through this site, and only to US residents. Send $15 via Venmo to @Lawrence-Levi, and transmit your name, email address, and mailing address to the Contact link above. I’ll spring for shipping. You’ll receive your copy in a week or so.