Spy of the First Person,
SAM SHEPARD
The final work from the Pulitzer Prize winning writer, actor, and musician, drawn from his transformative last days.
Editor: Ali Tufan Koç

Vivid, hunting, and deeply moving, Spy of the First Person takes us from the sculpted gardens of a renowned clinic in Arizona to a condemned building on New York City’s Avenue C.

It is an unflinching expression of the vulnerabilities that make us human – and an unbound celebration of family and life.

Shepard began working on Spy of the First Person in 2016. His first drafts were written by hand, as he was no longer to use a typewriter due to complications of ALS. When handwriting became impossible, he recorded segments of the book, which were then transcribed by his family. He dictated remaining pages when recording became too difficult. Sam’s longtime friend Patti Smith assisted him in editing the manuscript. He reviewed the book with his family and dictated his final edits a few days before he passed away on July 27, 2017.

FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FINDS
CASE SERIES
ALL ARCHIVES
FROM THE ARCHIVES
FEASTS
FENNEL ROOTS WITH ORANGE AND OLIVE OIL

The recipe for fennel roots with orange and olive oil.

FINDS
THE NEW YORKER COVERS WITH NO DEBUT

The book Blown Covers, which includes the drawings that never had the chance to be a cover to The New Yorker, hence never published, is a peerless means of discovery for those who are keen on popular culture.

CASE SERIES
AH AH AH

We fondly exhibit artist Manolya Çeliker’s artworks, which are rich in both visual and content.

BLACKOUTS
LOS ANGELES

Postcards from a city of angels, dreamers, and believers….

LOVE LETTERS
DİLAN BOZYEL

Photographer Dilan Bozyel declares her love for Beirut, for which she is writing a book about.

SENSES
ŞİRİN PAYZIN

While taping the journalist Şirin Payzın, getting to know her closer through her green eyes was a great experience.

CITIZENS
MEHMET BİNAY

Tünel’in Şişhane çıkışında yönetmen Mehmet Binay’ı fotoğraflarken, gençliğinde burada yaptığı kısa yolculukların karanlığın içinden geçerek bambaşka bir yere ulaşmanın hayalini yansıttığını öğreniyoruz.