Erik Madigan Heck The Tapestry

Erik Madigan Heck

From one of the leading image makers of today, Erik Madigan Heck: The Tapestry presents more than one hundred and eighty photographs in a richly colorful, experiential, and tactile new monograph that spans photography and painting.

Both an exploration of color and form and a dazzling artistic statement, Erik Madigan Heck: The Tapestry is a one-of-a-kind retrospective—one that originated during a time of great professional and personal uncertainty for the artist. Relentlessly creative, Madigan Heck used the enforced pause in his life, with the global pandemic as the backdrop, as a contemplative space to revisit a decade’s worth of his work as a photographer and artist. This collection serves as a meditative exploration of Heck's unique fusion of photography and painting, characterized by a bold embrace of natural light, resulting in a stunning array of unapologetically beautiful and vividly colorful images.

The flowing, lyrical design of this book, created in collaboration with leading design studio APFEL, weaves a visual narrative that traces not only the evolution of Madigan Heck's craft but also the threaded interconnections between photography, fashion, and the broader spectrum of visual art.

With contemplative texts, this volume, presented as a covetable, collectible, and immersive book object, will appeal to all with an appreciation for light, color, and form in art and photography.


Erik Madigan Heck


Erik Madigan Heck is a photographer, artist, founding editor of art and fashion publication Nomenus Quarterly, and creative director at Van Cleef & Arpels. He has collaborated with fashion designers and labels, including Ann Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann, Kenzo, and Giambattista Valli. His previous books include Old Future and The Garden.