The first Julia Fox book. Symptomatic of a relationship gone sour: heartburn/nausea. The book details 3 different relationships that had a significant impact on Fox’s life. Julia told Dazed “I just wanted to take something bad and make it good. For myself – but also for anyone else that has been in a fucked up situation and then has to carry that weight around forever after. It's mainly about heartbreak and abusive, dysfunctional, codependent relationships.” Launched at the 2015 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, the book was published in 2 editions of 100.
More from her 2015 interview with Dazed:
“The first relationship I chronicle is about my first boyfriend, Geo. I was 15 when I met him. We took ecstasy together the same night we met and went to St Marks and got each other's name tattooed on us. Eventually I ran away from home to be with him while he was on the run.”
“The second one is about my last boyfriend whose name I won't mention because it doesn't matter. We had a very tumultuous relationship. His drug use was a problem. I was very jealous since he was always asking a girl out or sleeping with prostitutes. I introduced physical abuse to this particular relationship.”
“The third relationship is with my friend Sam. She was my absolute best friend growing up. We did everything together. We lived in five apartments together. We worked as dominatrix's together. She has literally died in my arms before. We were very codependent, she was my crutch and I was her caretaker. I couldn't do anything at all without her at one point.”
2016 second edition
Good Condition, small crease on bottom right corner of Nausea side.