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LE BALLON ROUGE: THE RED BALLOON – Scarce Pristine Copy of “The Red Balloon” Films Montsouris/Criterion Collection DVD: With Vintage Souvenir Card Signed by Albert Lamorisse With Balloon Drawing – ONLY SET ONLINE

Lamorisse, Albert (Film Director) & Lamorisse, Pascal (Actor) 1st Printing. Signed. 2 pages. Published in 1956. Rare Albert Lamorisse and "The Red Balloon" collectible set. A pristine copy of the Films Montsouris Paris/Criterion Collection release of "Le ballon rouge" ("The Red Balloon" in English) with a fine vintage Souvenir Card, signed by Albert Lamorisse with original balloon drawing. "The Red Balloon" DVD: The definitive film version of the film classic. "Newly restored and available for the first time on DVD, Albert Lamorisse's exquisite masterpiece remains one of the most beloved children's films of all time. In this deceptively simple, wordless tale, a young boy discovers a stray balloon, which seems to have a mind of its own, on the streets of Paris. The two become inseparable yet the world's harsh realities finally interfere. With its glorious palette and allegorical purity, the Academy-Award winning film has enchanted movie lovers, young and old, for generations" (Criterion Collection). The boy is portrayed by the film director's charismatic son, Pascal Lamorisse, who went on to have a distinguished film career, but will always be remembered for this role by posterity. "One of the most beautiful films ever made" (Pauline Kael). Vintage Souvenir Card: Thick cream uncoated stock paper. Measures 6 X 4 inches. Signed with original drawing by Albert Lamorisse circa 1956. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, set for Albert Lamorisse collectors. This vintage Souvenir Card is very boldly and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Albert Lamorisse. He also drew a balloon underneath his signature. It comes with a brand-new copy of "The Red Balloon" Criterion Collection DVD, the best existing version of the film today. This title is a great film. As far as we know, this is the only such signed vintage Souvenir Card (with DVD) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. A rare set thus. 1 DVD, 1 signed vintage Souvenir Card. One of the greatest films of the 20th century. A fine collectible set.
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GOYA – Rare Fine Association Copy of The First British Edition/First Printing: Signed, Placed, Dated, And Inscribed by Robert Hughes – ONLY SUCH SIGNED COPY ONLINE

Hughes, Robert (Author) & Goya, Francisco y Lucientes (Artist) 1st Printing. Signed. 435 pages. Published in 2003. Magisterial book-length account on subject. One of the greatest art books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions, particularly the American Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. The production values of the British Edition are superior in every respect to the American. Presents Robert Hughes' "Goya". His definitive account - and third to the last book - about the Last Old Master and the First Modern. "Turns his renowned critical eye to one of art history's most compelling, enigmatic, and important figures, Francisco Jose de Goya y Lucientes. With characteristic critical fervor and sure-eyed insight, Hughes brings us the story of an artist whose life and work bridged the transition from the eighteenth-century reign of the Old Masters to the early days of the nineteenth-century Moderns. Brings Goya vividly to life through dazzling analysis of a vast breadth of his work. Tracks Goya's development, as man and artist, from the early works commissioned by the Church through his long, productive, and tempestuous career at court to the darkly sinister and cryptic work he did at the end of his life. In a work that is at once interpretive biography and cultural epic, Hughes grounds Goya firmly in the context of his time, taking us on a wild romp through Spanish history. A rich and fiercely brave book about art and life, love and rage, impotence and death. This is one genius writing at full capacity about another, and the result is truly spectacular" (Publisher's blurb). Robert Hughes died on August 6, 2012 at the age of 74. An absolute "must-have" title for Goya and Robert Hughes collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed, placed, dated, and inscribed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by the author: "For Paul and Mary Beth, with all best wishes, Bob Hughes Chappaqua Feb. '04". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The couple-recipients, Paul Schrader, the renowned film director, and Mary Beth Hurt, his brilliant actress-wife, who are named, were close friends of the late Robert Hughes. This title is a great book. This is the only such signed, placed, dated, and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing (British) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Precedes and should NOT be confused with the American Edition. A matchless association copy. A rare signed copy thus. Supplemented with black-and-white and color plates. One of the most brilliant writers of our time on one of the greatest artists of all time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ROBERT HUGHES TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1843430541.
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VIK MUNIZ: “THE WHITE IRIS, AFTER EDWARD WESTON, 2012” ORIGINAL PRINT – Rare Pristine Original Photographic Print: Signed by Vik Muniz

Muniz, Vik 1st Printing. Signed. 1 pages. Published in 2012. Rare Vik Muniz collectible item. A pristine copy of "The White Iris, After Edward Weston, 2012" original print, signed by Vik Muniz. The print measures 6 X 6 inches. Enclosed in its own inner protective plastic sheet and outer cardboard flat box. Processed on FujiColor paper. Eminently suitable for framing. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a collectible format, Vik Muniz's "The White Iris, After Edward Weston, 2012". One of the photographer's most ingeniously crafted, romantic, and beautiful images. It perfectly captures Vik Muniz's practice and aesthetic. "I used 'The Daybooks of Edward Weston', and Weston's photograph of his lover, Tina Modotti, when invited by Aperture in 2011 to make a new piece inspired by a publication from Aperture's history. Most of my work is about the bits and parts, the mechanisms and gears, that make an image work. For this picture, I remade Weston's image of Modotti by using Weston's words, torn out of a copy of 'The Daybooks' " (Vik Muniz). An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Vik Muniz collectors. This original print is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on verso by Vik Muniz. It is signed directly on the print itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the print available online, is enclosed in its own inner protective plastic sheet and outer cardboard flat box, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Vik Muniz prints command thousands of dollars. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed print thus. 1 original print. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible print. (SEE ALSO OTHER VIK MUNIZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)
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VIK MUNIZ: “JETLINER, POSTCARDS FROM NOWHERE SERIES, 2014” ORIGINAL COLOR PRINT – Rare Pristine Original Color Photographic Print: Signed by Vik Muniz

Muniz, Vik 1st Printing. Signed. 1 pages. Published in 2014. Rare Vik Muniz collectible item. A pristine copy of "Jetliner, Postcards From Nowhere Series, 2014" original color print, signed by Vik Muniz. The print measures 6 X 6 inches. Enclosed in its own inner protective plastic sheet and outer cardboard flat box. Processed on FujiColor paper. Eminently suitable for framing. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a collectible format, Vik Muniz's "Jetliner, Postcards From Nowhere Series, 2014". One of the photographer's most stunningly beautiful images, created from sundry bits and pieces, a non-existent, imaginary Somali Airlines. It perfectly captures Vik Muniz's practice and aesthetic. "About how we have learned to deal with places we are not at, nor wished to be, through images. It confronts the materiality of the postcard, which travels, physically, from one place to its destination, with the immateriality of spatial memory. My intention with these works is to point out the ambiguities of spatial memories and how important these are in the personal making of the notion of the world we live in" (Vik Muniz). An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Vik Muniz collectors. This original color print is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on verso by Vik Muniz. It is signed directly on the print itself, not on a tipped-in page or bookplate. This title is a contemporary classic. This is one of few such signed copies of the print available online, is enclosed in its own inner protective plastic sheet and outer cardboard flat box, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Vik Muniz prints command thousands of dollars. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed print thus. 1 original color print. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible print. (SEE ALSO OTHER VIK MUNIZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)
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THE PERFECT CHILDHOOD – Rare Pristine/Plastic-Wrappered Copy of The First Scalo Edition/First Printing

Clark, Larry 1st Printing. 175 pages. Published in 1995. Retrospective collection of photographs. The First Scalo Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Larry Clark and Hans Werner Holzwarth: Oversize-volume format. Black hard boards with titles printed on spine, as issued. Photographs, photo-narratives, and photo-collages by Larry Clark. There is no text. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Zurich, Switzerland to the highest standards. In publisher's plastic wrappers. In pictorial DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Larry Clark's "The Perfect Childhood". The photographer's continuing obsession with the darker side of the young American male. Please note: Young = eighteen and older; all of the models who appear in Larry Clark's books are consenting adults. For Larry Clark, "childhood" is the recollection and representation of his troubled adolescence. "Larry Clark confronts us with lucid images of male sexuality and its equally creative and destructive impulses. Combines an overview of Clark's work ranging from collages and found images to photographs from his native Oklahoma in the late 1960's, with a new series of tender and erotic portraits of a skater, the latest incarnation of the mythical eternal youth Clark investigates and idolizes in his work. Creates one new work of art, overwhelming proof of the consistency of Clark's artistic vision. His work is a mirror for those strong enough to face the truth about growing up" (Publisher's blurb). What is often seen (and criticized) as Larry Clark's voyeuristic and sensationalistic depiction of youthful lives is the photographer's way of expressing his admiration for the path they have chosen, a path that will clearly not lead them to the American Dream. An absolute "must-have" title for Larry Clark collectors. This title is a contemporary photography classic. This is one of few copies of the First Scalo Edition/First Printing still available online, is still in the publisher's original plastic wrappers, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 110 color, 48 duotone plates. Larry Clark's "Tulsa" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". Both "Tulsa" and "Teenage Lust" were selected as two of the "Seminal Photography Books of the 20th Century" in the "Book of 101 Books". One of the most influential photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LARRY CLARK TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 3931141128.
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THE NATIONAL PASTIME: THE LIMITED EDITION – Scarce Pristine Copy of The Limited Edition: Numbered And Signed by John Cheever

Cheever, John 1st Printing. Signed. 33 pages. Published in 1982. The author's autobiographical essay on subject. One of John Cheever's finest achievements. Limited Edition of 330 numbered and signed copies. Published as a hardcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Sylvester & Orphanos: Regular-sized volume format. Tan cloth boards with stunning wraparound original art by Vance Gerry. Text by John Cheever. Frontispiece illustration by Vance Gerry. Printed on archival Arches Mouldmade stock paper by Patrick Reagh in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, John Cheever's "The National Pastime". Baseball. The now-classic remembrance-piece originally appeared in the September 26, 1953 Issue of the New Yorker Magazine. Almost seventy years later, it has not been surpassed in its descriptive power and insightful observations about the greatest - and cleanest - American sport - and the author's shameful inability to play the game. As such, the piece's opening line resonates like poetry: "To be an American and unable to play baseball is comparable to being a Polynesian and unable to swim" (John Cheever). Is this still true today? If it is, then to be an American and be able to play baseball is comparable to being a great ballet dancer. An absolute "must-have" title for John Cheever collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition of 330 numbered and signed copies, indicated/numbered as such on the Back Limitation Page. It is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by John Cheever. This title is a great autobiographical essay. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online command hundreds of dollars. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the greatest American writers of the 20th century. A fine copy.
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ELLIOTT ERWITT: “SPAIN BY ERWITT” AND “LOVERS [AND OTHER EXTREME OPTIMISTS]” – Rare Pristine Set: Copy of The Actual Print Advertisement With Copy of “Lovers [And Other Extreme Optimists]” – ONLY SET ONLINE

Erwitt, Elliott 1st Printing. 50 pages. Published in 2004. Rare Elliott Erwitt collectible set. Pristine copies of "Spain by Erwitt" Print Advertisement and "Lovers [And Other Extreme Optimists]". "Spain By Erwitt": 8 X 10 inch vintage, actual print advertisement that the "Espana" Campaign ran to promote tourism in Spain. The ad shows Elliott Erwitt's magnificent photograph of Pablo Picasso's massive "Guernica" painting being viewed by a small boy. In effect, it showcases Spain's cultural richness and significance through Erwitt's imprimatur of a photograph. "Lovers [And Other Extreme Optimists]": The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. An Australian imprint, none of the copies was distributed commercially in the United States. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Elliott Erwitt: Small-size volume format. Pictorial hard boards with photographic reproduction and colorful titles on the cover, as issued. Photographs and brief text by Elliott Erwitt. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Sydney, Australia to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Elliott Erwitt's "Lovers [And Other Extreme Optimists]". A lovely selection of his most charming photographs. A photographer identified with irrepressible vitality, in this gem of a sequence, he is in full romantic bloom. As such, it isn't cloying at all and is instead, witty and lighthearted in the trademark Erwitt vein: The joys and silliness and warmth of human connection captured in some of his finest and most famous images. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, set for Elliott Erwitt collectors. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. It comes with the "Spain by Erwitt" Print Advertisement, which showcases Elliott Erwitt's image of Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" image being viewed by a small boy. As far as we know, this is the only set of "Lovers [And Other Extreme Optimists]" and "Spain by Erwitt" available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. Please note: The Print Ad is vintage, an actual one, NOT a recent digital reprint. An Australian imprint, none of the copies of "Lovers" was distributed commercially in the United States. A rare set thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates, 1 vintage Print Advertisement. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine set. (SEE ALSO OTHER ELLIOTT ERWITT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 073361843X.
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MARVIN E. NEWMAN: EARLY BLACK & WHITE – Scarce Pristine Copy of The Limited Edition: Numbered And Signed by Marvin E. Newman

Newman, Marvin E. (Photographer); Travis, David & Daiter, Stephen (Contributors) 1st Printing. Signed. 120 pages. Published in 2019. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful books on the photographic art and achievement of Marvin E. Newman ever published in our time. Limited Edition of 333 numbered and signed copies. Published as a hardcover original only. A brilliant production by Roland Angst: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial cloth boards with white titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. The linen cloth boards are in two variant color schemes (this is the Green Version) and feature a wraparound reproduction of "Chicago 1951", three children of Caucasian, African-American, and Asian-American ethnicities, one of the photographer's greatest images. Photographs by Marvin E. Newman. Text by David Travis, Stephen Daiter, and the publisher, Roland Angst. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Berlin, Germany to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is outstanding in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Marvin E. Newman's "Early Black & White". The finest and most representative images by the one photographer who mastered the aesthetics and practice of two radically different schools of art photography: The Photo League (its documentary, moral humanism) and the Institute of Design (its Bauhaus-principled, experimental formalism). Newman, who received the very first Master's Degree from ID, "embodies the best characteristics of these institutions: A compassion for his human subjects and an exceptional sense of space and design in his experimental photographs" (Stephen Daiter). 2019 was a Milestone Year for the photographer: It marked the 20th year of his inaugural exhibition at Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago, 70 years since he arrived at the Institute of Design, and the 100th-Year Anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus in Germany (the latter leading to major retrospectives, newly published books in Europe and the United States, and full-fledged profiles in the New York Times and New Yorker Magazine). Marvin E. Newman also turned 92 years old on December 5, 2019. An absolute "must-have" title for Marvin E. Newman collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition of 333 numbered and signed copies, indicated/numbered as such on the Back Limitation Page. It is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the publisher's delicate white bookplate (pasted on the Back Page) by Marvin E. Newman. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. 93 black-and-white plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARVIN E. NEWMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 398183397X.
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MARVIN E. NEWMAN: EARLY BLACK & WHITE – Scarce Pristine Copy of The Limited Edition: Numbered And Signed by Marvin E. Newman

Newman, Marvin E. (Photographer); Travis, David & Daiter, Stephen (Contributors) 1st Printing. Signed. 120 pages. Published in 2019. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful books on the photographic art and achievement of Marvin E. Newman ever published in our time. Limited Edition of 333 numbered and signed copies. Published as a hardcover original only. A brilliant production by Roland Angst: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial cloth boards with white titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. The linen cloth boards are in two variant color schemes (this is the Orange Version) and feature a wraparound reproduction of "Chicago 1951", three children of Caucasian, African-American, and Asian-American ethnicities, one of the photographer's greatest images. Photographs by Marvin E. Newman. Text by David Travis, Stephen Daiter, and the publisher, Roland Angst. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Berlin, Germany to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is outstanding in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Marvin E. Newman's "Early Black & White". The finest and most representative images by the one photographer who mastered the aesthetics and practice of two radically different schools of art photography: The Photo League (its documentary, moral humanism) and the Institute of Design (its Bauhaus-principled, experimental formalism). Newman, who received the very first Master's Degree from ID, "embodies the best characteristics of these institutions: A compassion for his human subjects and an exceptional sense of space and design in his experimental photographs" (Stephen Daiter). 2019 was a Milestone Year for the photographer: It marked the 20th year of his inaugural exhibition at Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago, 70 years since he arrived at the Institute of Design, and the 100th-Year Anniversary of the founding of Bauhaus in Germany (the latter leading to major retrospectives, newly published books in Europe and the United States, and full-fledged profiles in the New York Times and New Yorker Magazine). Marvin E. Newman also turned 92 years old on December 5, 2019. An absolute "must-have" title for Marvin E. Newman collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition of 333 numbered and signed copies, indicated/numbered as such on the Back Limitation Page. It is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the publisher's delicate white bookplate (pasted on the Back Page) by Marvin E. Newman. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. 93 black-and-white plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARVIN E. NEWMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 398183397X.
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GARY SCHNEIDER: SELF-PORTRAIT 1975-2015 – Rare Pristine Copy of The Exhibition Catalog – ONLY COPY ONLINE

Daiter, Stephen (Publisher/Gallerist) & Schneider, Gary (Photographer) 1st Printing. Signed. 23 pages. Published in 2015. Exhibition Catalog. One of Gary Schneider's finest achievements. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Stephen Daiter Gallery and Gary Schneider: Small-size volume format. Pictorial softcovers with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Gary Schneider. Printed on pristine-white, uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago from September 10 through October 31, 2015. Presents Gary Schnedier's "Self-Portrait 1975-2015". Extreme closeups of the artist/photographer's hair from his various body parts. Schneider, it is fair to say, is a hairy dude. His Conceptual approach to the portrait by probing his (and other people's) body has a sensuous, even erotic dimension. "I strive to marry art and science, identity and obscurity, figuration and abstraction, the carnal and the spiritual" (Gary Schneider). Now complete in this Catalog, the first sequence of the "Hair" self-portraits was shown at Art Basel 2013. A signed copy of the Souvenir Announcement is included. An absolute "must-have" title for Gary Schneider collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and dated in pencil by the artist/photographer: "2019 Gary Schneider". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It also comes with a pristine copy of the Art Basel Souvenir Announcement, also very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in pencil by Gary Schneider. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy (with signed Art Basel Souvenir Announcement) of the Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. A rare signed set thus. 23 color plates. One of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A fine set. (SEE OTHER GARY SCHNEIDER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)
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ANDRE KERTESZ: “RAISON D’ETRE”: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE CONCERNED PHOTOGRAPHER EXHIBITIONS 1967-69 – Scarce Pristine Copy of The Exhibition Catalog – ONLY COPY ONLINE

Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Kertesz, Andre (Photographer) & Gurbo, Robert (Contributor) 1st Printing. 100 pages. Published in 2014. Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. None of the copies was sold to the public. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Stephen Daiter Gallery: Regular-sized volume format. Glossy black softcovers with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Andre Kertesz. Essay by Robert Gurbo. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark exhibition of the same name held at Stephen Daiter Chicago from March 7 through May 24, 2014. Presents "Andre Kertesz: 'Raison d'Etre': Photographs From The Concerned Photographer Exhibitions 1967-69". The fifth, and most comprehensive, publication by Stephen Daiter Gallery on the photographic art and achievement of Andre Kertesz. His participation in the eponymous - and eleemosynary: The Concerned Photographer shows helped establish the International Center for Photography (ICP) - exhibitions was sweet confirmation of the photographer's stature as one of the greatest photographers of the time. By the time Kertesz immigrated to the United States in 1937, he was already a well-known artist/photographer in Europe, and (rightly) expected to be greeted with the critical acclaim and financial success that a figure of his stature deserved. Instead, his work was completely ignored. Kertesz was forced to eke out a living by doing commercial work for House & Garden Magazine. It was not until the prescient John Szarkowski gave him a one-man show at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 1964, a posthumous-like, twenty-seven years later, that he finally achieved the recognition that he enjoys to this day. There are critics, scholars, dealers, and collectors who consider Kertesz to be the greatest photographer of the 20th century. Full stop. "The camera is my tool through which I try to give a reason to everything and to every happening around me. Every subject has a rhythm. To feel this rhythm is the raison d'etre" (Andre Kertesz). All great art compels us to slow down, tarry, take our time; transports us to another temporal reality and immerses us in it, which Andre Kertesz's best photographs do. An absolute "must-have" title for Andre Kertesz collectors. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few copies still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This Exhibition Catalog was not sold to the public. It was given as a keepsake/souvenir to Andre Kertesz print collectors only. A scarce copy thus. 97 plates. Andre Kertesz's "Day of Paris" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDRE KERTESZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)
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HIGHLY PERSONAL: SOUTH AFRICAN ARTISTS AND THEIR HANDPRINT PORTRAITS – Scarce Pristine Copy of The Exhibition Catalog: Signed And Dated (In The Year of Publication) by Gary Schneider – ONLY COPY ONLINE

Daiter, Stephen (Gallerist); Schneider, Gary (Curator); Goldblatt, David; Hugo, Pieter & Others 1st Printing. Signed. 50 pages. Published in 2019. Exhibition Catalog. One of the single most important and beautiful publications by Stephen Daiter Gallery and of Gary Schneider as curator and photographer. The first and only edition. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now scarce. A brilliant production by Stephen Daiter Gallery and Gary Schneider: Oversize-volume format. Spiral-bound. Brown softcovers with black titles on the cover, as issued. Photographs by various South African photographers. Handprint portraits and text by Gary Schneider. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark exhibition of the same name held at Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago from September 6 through November 16, 2019. Presents "Highly Personal: South African Artists And Their Handprint Portraits". A very special, eye-opening, terrific show. Builds upon Schneider's "Handbook: South African Artists" by showing each handprint en face an image - selected by him as the show's curator - by the particular artist. "It is my hope that the work of each artist in this exhibition covers as broad an approach as possible to the experience of living and working in South Africa, and that this small group represents some of the practice, gender, ethnicity, and generation that enriches our visual culture" (Gary Schneider). Some of the artists need no introduction: David Goldblatt, Mikhael Subotzky, Pieter Hugo. Others are less well-known, among them, Zaneli Muholi, Terry Kurgan, and Cedric Nunn, all of whom are extraordinary artists whose time has come. An absolute "must-have" title for Gary Schneider and photography collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in pencil by the curator/photographer: "2019 Gary Schneider". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. It is one of the most important and beautiful Exhibition Catalogs that Stephen Daiter Gallery has ever produced. As far we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white and color plates. Some of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GARY SCHNEIDER AND PIETER HUGO TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)
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FORGOTTONIA: THE AUDIENCE: PHOTOGRAPHS BY BRUCE MORTON – Rare Pristine Copy of The Limited Edition: Signed by Bruce Morton – ONLY COPY ONLINE

Morton, Bruce (Photographer) & Berlanga, Paul (Contributor) 1st Printing. Signed. 100 pages. Published in 2016. Retrospective collection of color photographs. One of the most beautiful art photography books of its kind ever published in our time. Limited Edition of 100 signed copies. The first and only edition. Published as a softcover original only that sold out upon publication. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Bruce Morton: Oversize-volume format. Brown softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Bruce Morton. Essay by Paul Berlanga. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, Bruce Morton's "Forgottonia: The Audience". The brilliant sequel to "Forgottonia" (2013). Refers to his childhood and current home, Bowen, Illinois, where he grew up. Like many ambitious young men, he eventually left and then returned for good, mainly to devote himself to photographing the place before it finally disappears, a very old - and prestigious - photographic calling. "Homage to the earth eternal and a heartfelt salute to the people closest to it" (Paul Berlanga). The images show the inhabitants relaxing in group gatherings, watching sport competitions and other games (in most of the images, we see The Audience; we do not see exactly which game in particular; the bleachers are our only indication that it's a sports event), the very definition of community. The Good Life, in other words, before it finally vanishes. An absolute "must-have" title for Bruce Morton collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition of 100 signed copies, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page. It is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Bruce Morton. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER BRUCE MORTON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)
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ABELARDO MORELL AND THE CAMERA EYE – Scarce Pristine Copy of The Exhibition Catalog

Morell, Abelardo (Photographer) & Gaston, Diana (Contributor) 1st Printing. 60 pages. Published in 1998. Retrospective Exhibition Catalog. One of the best introductions to the photographic art and achievement of Abelardo Morell. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. The Exhibition Catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by the Museum of Photographic Arts: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcovers with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Abelardo Morell. Essay by Diana Gaston, who curated the show. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark travelling exhibition that commenced at the Museum of Photographic Arts San Diego, California on November 15, 1998 and travelled on to five other major venues in the United States in 1999 and 2000. Presents "Abelardo Morell And The Camera Eye". The first in-depth treatment of the artist's work: Indelible images of vitality and morbidity, photography's closely intertwined subjects. "Abelardo Morell has earned international praise for his images that use the language of photography to explore visual surprise and wonder. Born in Havana, Morell came to the United States as a teenager in 1962 and later studied photography, earning an MFA from Yale University. He gained attention for intimate black-and-white pictures of domestic objects from a child's point-of-view, inspired by the birth of his son in 1986; images in which he turns a room into a giant camera obscura, projecting exterior views onto interior spaces; and photographs of books that revel in their sensory materiality. He has turned to color, exploring the camera obscura with a painterly delight and innovating a tent camera that projects outdoor scenes onto a textured ground. Morell has approached photography with remarkable wit and creativity, examining everyday objects with childlike curiosity" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Abelardo Morell collectors. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few copies of the Exhibition Catalog still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. 32 duotone plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 1878062042.
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THOMAS KELLNER: DANCING WALLS 2003-2006 – Scarce Pristine Copy of The Limited Edition: Signed by Thomas Kellner With Copy of “Tango Metropolis” And Three Souvenir Postcards – ONLY SET ONLINE

Kellner, Thomas (Artist/Photographer) & Nordstrom, Alison (Contributor) 1st Printing. Signed. 95 pages. Published in 2007. Retrospective Exhibition Catalog. One of the best introductions to the photographic art and achievement of Thomas Kellner. Limited Edition of 1000 copies. The first and only edition. Published as a hardcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Thomas Kellner: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Thomas Kellner. Essay by Alison Nordstrom. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the travelling exhibition of the same name that commenced in Art Galerie Siegen on January 25 through February 24, 2008 then travelled on to other venues for the rest of the year. Presents Thomas Kellner's "Dancing Walls: 2003-2006". An overview of his work during a productive four-year period, when he photographed various sites - and exhibited - throughout Europe and the United States. Kellner's finished images are meticulously assembled, using the grid format, from hundreds of individual photographs. His books give a pretty good idea of what they look like, and Kellner is a brilliant book-maker. Still, they do not prepare you for the actual images, which are large-scale, often overwhelmingly so, and have a distinctive radiance that is difficult to capture in a book, however well-produced. In that sense, Kellner's work has more in common with painting or sculpture and massive installations. "The grid is one of the most powerful formats available to, yet seldom effectively used by, art photographers. The grid is Modernism itself and resulted in some of the greatest works of art of our time. By discovering the grid, Cubism, De Stijl, Mondrian, and Malevich landed in a place that was out of reach of everything that went before. Which is to say they landed in the Present, and everything else was declared to be the Past" (Paul Wombell). In short, The Grid = The New. Kellner's photographs are not just effective use of the grid, but are exceptionally beautiful because they capture the essence of a city or a place. An absolute "must-have" title for Thomas Kellner collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition of 1000 copies, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page. It is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Thomas Kellner. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with a pristine copy of "Tango Metropolis" Exhibition Catalog and three full-sized Souvenir Postcards. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few such signed copies (with various Souvenir Materials) of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. Please note: According to Kellner himself, he does NOT do public signings. This copy comes directly from his Chicago gallery. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with color plates, 3 Souvenir Postcards, and "Tango Metropolis". One of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A fine set. (SEE ALSO OTHER THOMAS KELLNER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)
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JOSEPH STERLING: THE MEMORIAL EXHIBITION CATALOG – Scarce Pristine Copy of The Exhibition Catalog – ONLY COPY ONLINE

Daiter, Stephen (Contributor/Gallerist) & Sterling, Joseph (Photographer) 1st Printing. 60 pages. Published in 2011. Memorial Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Stephen Daiter Gallery: Small-size volume format. Pictorial softcovers with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Joseph Sterling. Text by Bob Tanner and Sterling's family. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the AIPAD Photography Show in 2011. Presents "Joseph Sterling". Some of the photographer's finest and most representative images in a tribute to his life-work. Sterling died unexpectedly on November 12, 2010. Closely identified with the Institute of Design (ID), his work is characterized by the technical perfection and formal experimentation identified with the Bauhaus-inspired Institute. His best-known work, "The Adolescent Comedy", departs from Bauhaus aesthetics, and the result is simply wonderful. An absolute "must-have" title for Joseph Sterling collectors. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Memorial Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 28 duotone plates. One of the finest American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOSEPH STERLING TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)
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TASTE OF CHICAGO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOSEPH STERLING – Scarce Pristine Copy of The Exhibition Catalog – ONLY COPY ONLINE

Sterling, Joseph (Photographer) & Holtzman, Adam (Publisher/Contributor) 1st Printing. 65 pages. Published in 2012. Memorial Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Adam Holtzman: Small-size volume format in wide horizontal shape. Pictorial softcovers with black titles on the cover, as issued. Photographs by Joseph Sterling. Text by Adam Holtzman. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the same name held at Alibi Fine Art Chicago from September 8 through October 27, 2012. Presents "Taste of Chciago: Photographs by Joseph Sterling". The photographer's images of the food festival that brings together people from all walks of life to the city's center to sample a diverse sampling of the world's cuisine. The show is a posthumous tribute to Sterling, who died unexpectedly on November 12, 2010. These photographs appear in book form for the very first time. Closely identified with the Institute of Design (ID), his work is characterized by the technical perfection and formal experimentation identified with the Bauhaus-inspired Institute. His best-known work, "The Adolescent Comedy", departs from Bauhaus aesthetics, and the result is simply wonderful. So is this collection of foodies of all ages and tastes. An absolute "must-have" title for Joseph Sterling collectors. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Memorial Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates. One of the finest American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOSEPH STERLING TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 098457493X.
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EARLY AND UNKNOWN: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE ARCHIVE OF JOSEPH STERLING – Scarce Pristine Copy of The Exhibition Catalog – ONLY COPY ONLINE

Daiter, Stephen (Contributor/Gallerist) & Sterling, Joseph (Photographer) 1st Printing. 20 pages. Published in 2019. Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Stephen Daiter Gallery: Small-size volume format. Wraparound pictorial softcovers, as issued. Photographs by Joseph Sterling. Text by Stephen Daiter. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark retrospective exhibition of the same name held at Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago from December 10, 2019 through February 29, 2020, the last show that the gallery held before temporarily closing its doors due to the coronavirus lockdown. Presents "Early And Unknown: Photographs From The Archive of Joseph Sterling". Some of the photographer's earliest work that demonstrate a level of technical and expressive accomplishment: Abstract studies, landscape, street photography, and portrait. Joseph Sterling hid them from public view. They were discovered only after his widow (Sterling died unexpectedly on November 12, 2010) finally showed them to Stephen Daiter Gallery. Closely identified with the Institute of Design (ID), Sterling's work is characterized by the technical perfection and formal experimentation identified with the Bauhaus-inspired Institute. His best-known work, "The Adolescent Comedy", departs from Bauhaus aesthetics, and the result is simply wonderful. An absolute "must-have" title for Joseph Sterling collectors. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 18 duotone plates. One of the finest American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOSEPH STERLING TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)
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STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY: THE AIPAD PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW MIAMI – Rare Fine Copy of The Exhibition Catalog – ONLY COPY ONLINE

Daiter, Stephen (Gallerist); Frank, Robert; Parr, Martin; Eggleston, William & Other Photographers 1st Printing. 23 pages. Published in 2007. Gallery Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Gallery Catalog is now rare. A brilliant production by Stephen Daiter Gallery: Pictorial softcovers that show an image by Martin Parr, as issued. Photographs by various artists. Text by Stephen Daiter. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the AIPAD Photography Show Miami held in December 5 through 9, 2007. Presents "Stephen Daiter Gallery: The AIPAD Photography Show Miami". Showcases the works of the gallery's 20th-century greats as well as contemporary artists, in order: Ben Gest, William Eggleston, Paul D'Amato, Martin Parr (his brilliant "Mexico" Series), Edward Weston, Robert Frank, and Aaron Siskind. Ascribes the dramatic changes to our way of seeing to the technical as well as creative advances of photography. An absolute "must-have" title for photography collectors. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This is a catalog, NOT a full-fledged volume. But its production values and rarity make it eminently collectible. A rare copy thus. 22 color and black-and-white plates. Some of the finest photographers of the 20th century and our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER STEPHEN DAITER GALLERY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)
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THE BLACK HOUSE: THE LETTERED LIMITED EDITION – Rare Fine Copy of The Limited Slipcased Edition: Letter-Numbered And Signed by Patricia Highsmith

Highsmith, Patricia 1st Printing. Signed. 258 pages. Published in 1988. Retrospective collection of short stories. One of Patricia Highsmith's finest achievements. Limited Slipcased Edition of 26 lettered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the Limited Edition of 250 numbered and signed copies, which was published simultaneously with it. Precedes and should not be confused with the regular trade edition. The Limited Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Otto Penzler Books: Regular-sized volume format. Black hard boards with gilt titles embossed on the spine, as issued. Text by Patricia Highsmith. Matching black slipcase. Printed on pristine-white, archival stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, Patricia Highsmith's "The Black House". The author writing at the absolute peak of her imaginative powers. "One of Highsmith's most nuanced and psychologically suspenseful works. The stories mine classic Highsmith terrain as they sketch the lives of suburban dwellers that appear quite normal at first, but unravel to reveal their proximity to the macabre" (Publisher's blurb). "An intense, macabre anthology focusing not only on murder, but also on more unusual crimes and misdemeanors that are beyond the reach of prosecution. Told in Highsmith's typically impassive, lucid writing style, the work is notable for its high degree of tension" (The Irish Times). "The macabre equivalent of a drug: Easy to consume, darkly euphoric, totally addictive" (Time Out). Macabre, macabre, macabre: Patricia Highsmith's singular talent is that she gets under your skin as few other writers, mystery/thriller genre or Modernist, do. An absolute "must-have" title for Patricia Highsmith collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/lettered as such on the Front Limitation Page (which, as Otto Penzler Books go, is - somewhat confusingly - the same page he uses for the regular Limited Edition). It is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully letter-indicated and signed in black ink-pen by Patricia Highsmith. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of few copies of the Lettered Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Highsmith signed very few copies of her books, almost all of them to people she knew or was close to. Her Limited Editions are most collectors' best chance of getting a reasonably-priced signed book by her. A rare signed copy thus. Regarded by Gore Vidal as "one of our great modernist writers". One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER PATRICIA HIGHSMITH TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0892962275.
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12 INSTANT IMAGES ON POLAROID TYPE 105 POSITIVE/NEGATIVE FILM – Rare Fine Copy of the Limited Slipcased Edition: Facsimile-Signed by Each Contributing Photographer

Adams, Ansel; Evans, Walker; Moon, Sarah; Shinoyama, Kishin; Sudek, Josef; White, Minor & Others 1st Printing. 18 pages. Published in 1974. Commemorative Portfolio of Polaroid photographs. One of the most collectible art photography collections of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 1000 copies. The first and only edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the 1975 "The SX-50 Experience: 12 Instant Images", a different - and just as beautiful - Portfolio subsequently published by The Polaroid Company. Published in a Portfolio format only. There is no ISBN. The Portfolio is now rare. A stupendous production by Allan Porter and Polaroid: Giant Elephant-Size Portfolio: Black linen cloth slipcase with metallic-silver titles pasted on the cover, as issued. The matching tray has a black cloth pullout ribbon to ease removal from the slipcase. Photographs by twelve contributing photographers, a Who's Who of photography then as now. Each sheet has a facsimile signature on recto by the photographer, making it eminently suitable for framing if so desired or keeping together as a complete set. Seven individual pages of text by the curator, Allan Porter, the founder of Camera Magazine, the best magazine on photography in the world. Both the Portfolio and the sheets were printed in Lucerne, Switzerland (the home of Camera Magazine) on Cardboard Bristol Sanitized Very White 320 grams coated stock paper (for the images) and archival, hand-made cream stock paper (for the text) to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is outstanding in every respect. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a sumptuous collectible format, "Twelve Instant Images On Polaroid Type 105 Positive/Negative Film". A sublime keeper of a Souvenir Keepsake. The Polaroid Corporation introduced its new film by commissioning twelve great living photographers, whose contribution is presented in alphabetical order: Ansel Adams, David Bailey, Walker Evans, Yousuf Karsh, Ulrich Mack, Sarah Moon, Lennart Nilsson, Kishin Shinoyama, Jeanloup Sieff, Josef Sudek, Oliviero Toscani, and Minor White. The sheer variety of the resulting imagery reflects the style, subject matter, and aesthetics of the individual photographer. Among them, Adams photographed the weather-beaten window of a woodshed. David Bailey and Jeanloup Sieff each contributed a stunning female nude. Walker Evans photographed an old, dilapidated wall. Yousuf Karsh took a heroic portrait of Marshal McLuhan, the Canadian thinker (whose every prescient insight has since been validated and confirmed). Kishin Shinoyama photographed two "show-off" Japanese tattooed models. Josef Sudek submitted a hushed still life. Oliviero Toscani, in homage to the sponsor and his subject, photographed Andy Warhol holding his trademark Polaroid camera with a fresh self-portrait emerging from it, in a multiple that mimics the artist's style. An absolute "must-have" title for photography collectors. This Portfolio is a copy of the Limited Edition of 1000 copies. Each contributing photographer facsimile-signed on recto their Contribution. This title is an art photography classic. As far as we know, this is one of only two copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Most sets have been broken up and disappeared because previous owners framed their favorite images. Please note: Should NOT be confused with the 1975 "The SX-50 Experience: 12 Instant Images", a different - and just as beautiful - Portfolio subsequently published by The Polaroid Company. A rare copy thus. 12 loose plates. Twelve of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy.
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ARTHUR ELGORT: JAZZ: THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION – Rare Pristine Copy of The Limited Cardboard Box “Collector’s Edition” With Original Print: Titled, Numbered, And Signed by Arthur Elgort – SIGNED ON THE PRINT ITSELF

Elgort, Arthur (Photographer); Marsalis, Wynton (Subject/Contributor) & Various Contributors 1st Printing. Signed. 160 pages. Published in 2018. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of Arthur Elgort's finest achievements. Limited Cardboard Box Edition of 30 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the regular trade edition, which was published simultaneously with it. They have the same ISBN. Published as a hardcover original only. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Arthur Elgort, Marianne Houtenbos, and Aoife Wasser: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with gilt titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Arthur Elgort. Foreword by Wynton Marsalis. Original 14 X 11 inch mounted silver-gelatin print of "Wynton Marsalis New York City, 1992". Labelled Cardboard Box. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Italy to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in its Limited Edition format, Arthur Elgort's "Jazz". His loving, adoring homage to the great and uniquely American - make that, African-American - art form. Except for the Indian genius-pianist Vijay Iyer (who is brown), every single artist in the collection is black, comprising THE Who's Who of jazz: Wynton Marsalis, James Carter, Roy Haynes, George Benson, Milt Hinton, Walter Blanding, Michael Bowie, David Sanchez, Angelo Debarre, Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Joshua Redman, James Moody, Jay McShann, Pat McFeeny, Jimmy Scott, Dorothy Donegan, Illinois Jacquet, Ornette Coleman, Don Byron, Aaron Neville, Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, John McLaughlin, Jesse Davis, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Christian Mcades, Ron Carter, Wycliff Gordon, Sam Newsome, Roy Haynes, Jon Faddis, Roy Hargrove, Max Roach, Jerome Harris, Jack DeJohnette, Michael Cain, Al Grey, Thelonius Monk Jr. , Benny Carter, Jon Hendricks, Stefan Harris, Jervan Jackson, Kenny Baron, Doc Cheatham, Arnett Cob, Tommy Flanagan, Jason Moran, Luther Lafatti, Bradford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Jason Marsalis, Kenny Garrett, Olu Dara, Jesse Davis, Buddy Tate, Anton Rooney, Flip Phillips, and Sam Rivers. "The dynamic style that made Elgort such a sensation in fashion photography was directly informed by his love for jazz and dance. Explores for the very first time the creative exchange between the photographer and his musical heroes" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Arthur Elgort, Wynton Marsalis, and jazz aficionado/collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Cardboard Box "Collector's Edition", indicated/numbered as such on the print itself. The original 14 X 11 inch mounted silver-gelatin print is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully titled, numbered, and signed in pencil on verso by the photographer: "Wynton Marsalis New York City, 1992 Arthur Elgort 30/30". It is signed directly on the print itself, not on a tipped-in page. As the very last copy, it is also the most desirable and collectible. This title is a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition With Print still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Arthur Elgort signed the print, which is what you're really paying for and at an incredibly reasonable price, NOT the book. A rare signed copy thus. 160 plates, 1 original print. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO ARTHUR ELGORT "PERSONAL FASHION PICTURES" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 8862086083.
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JOSEF HOFLEHNER: NINE 9: THE LIMITED EDITION – Rare Pristine Copy of The Limited Clamshell Box Edition With Original Print: Numbered And Signed by Josef Hoflehner – ONLY COPY OF THE LIMITED EDITION ONLINE

Hoflehner, Josef (Photographer); Hodgson, Francis (Contributor) & Hoflehner, Jakob (Designer) 1st Printing. Signed. 100 pages. Published in 2008. Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. Limited Clamshell Box Edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the Limited Edition of 1000 copies, which was published simultaneously with it. They have the same ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Jakob Hoflehner: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with gilt black titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Josef Hoflehner. Text by Francis Hodgson. Original 12 X 13 inch mounted silver-gelatin print of the Cover Image, "Water Mark, Japan". Matching black cloth clamshell box. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is outstanding in every respect. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents, in its ultimate collectible format, Josef Hoflehner's "Nine 9". Water is. Here are serenely and stunningly beautiful landscape and place images that will stop you in your tracks, make you linger, and make you think. Hoflehner photographs Nature and Man (his cities, monuments, and other structures). The images often feel like Nature VERSUS Man, as he photographs cities like Chicago, Toronto, and New York from a distant view surrounded by the Great Lake or Atlantic Ocean, which seems ready to engulf them at a moment's notice. At the same time, he photographs some of Nature's most fragile living things: Bamboo trees in China, isolated sinking islands in Japan, endangered elephants in India. The natural element that unifies all of the breathtakingly beautiful images is Water. Our planet is made up mostly of water (71%, to be precise); even the air we breathe consists of water vapors; the source of all planetary life is water. So it is only apt that Josef Hoflehner should devote his thoughtful and sublime (Francis Hodgson's word) photographs to Water as the very essence of Nature. Step aside, Michael Kenna. An absolute "must-have" title for Josef Hoflehner collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Clamshell Box Edition of 50 numbered and signed copies, indicated/numbered as such on the title page. It is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully numbered and signed in black ink-pen on the title page by the photographer: "Josef Hoflehner 20/50". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Laid-in is an original 12 X 13 inch mounted silver-gelatin print of the Cover Image itself, "Water Mark, Japan", also very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and dated (in the month and year of publication) in pencil on verso by the photographer: "Josef Hoflehner 9/2008". This title is a contemporary art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Limited Edition With Print available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Should NOT be confused with the Limited Edition (of 1000 copies), which was published simultaneously with it. A rare signed copy thus. 65 plates, 1 original print. One of the most brilliant photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. ISBN 3902600039.
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KONSTEN ATT VARA DAR (“THE ART OF BEING THERE”) : THE LIMITED EDITION – Rare Pristine Copy of The Signed Limited Edition: Double-Signed by Christer Stromholm – SIGNED ON THE HALF-TITLE PAGE

Stromholm, Christer (Photographer) & Jonason, Anders (Contributor) 1st Printing. Signed. 176 pages. Published in 1991. Retrospective collection of black-and-white photographs. Limited Edition of 153 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the Limited Edition of 2000 copies, which was published simultaneously with it. Published as a hardcover original only. None of the copies was commercially distributed outside Sweden. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Christer Stromholm and Norstedts: Giant-sized volume format. Cream cloth boards with self-portrait pasted in the center and maroon titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Christer Stromholm. Text by Anders Jonason, a 25-page Biography and Appraisal of the photographer's oeuvre, written in the style of a scholarly "Festschrift" essay. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Sweden to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is outstanding in every respect. In pictorial DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Christer Stromholm's "Konsten att vara dar". The Art of Being There, that is, being immersed in one's life and everything within it. A comprehensive selection of his photographs, sequenced as a sumptuously produced summing-up. As such, it showcases the formal - and exquisite - qualities of the images more than the subjective angst and expressiveness they evoked when they first appeared in such collections as "Till minnet av mig sjalv" ("In memory of myself", 1965), "Poste Restante" ("Registered Mail", 1967), and "Vannerna Fran Place Blanche" ("My Friends From Place Blanche", 1983), among others. As such, Stromholm's permanent contribution to photography - he also influenced every subsequent Swedish photographer since himself, not just Anders Petersen, whom he taught - is his emphasis on the importance of cultivating a personal relationship with his subject. "In his view, a photographer should only approach a subject in which they have a solid grounding in personal experience, using photography as a way to reach a deeper personal knowledge of themselves" (The Open Book). "If you do not participate in life, you will not get any good images" (Christer Stromholm). Coming from Stromholm, that sounds rational enough, even banal and inoffensive. Still, in 1965, when he began, no other photographer was making his unremitting images. At the time, the world was passionately engaged with the dark films of Ingmar Bergman, the greatest film artist of the 20th century. It is easy to see, with the benefit of hindsight, that compared to Stromholm, Bergman's equally tormented private universe is almost positively bright and cheerful. Stromholm himself was unnerved by his imagery, distanced himself from it by calling it a "memory", and fled, leaving Sweden behind and opening himself up to a wider world (with "Poste Restante"). At his best, Stromholm (and Bergman) evokes what Freud once said about all great art: That the greater it is, the more obscene it also is. An absolute "must-have" title for Christer Stromholm collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Edition of 153 numbered and signed copies, indicated as such on the Back Limitation Page. It is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the half-title page by Christer Stromholm. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. He then signed it again with his trademark thumbprint and initials over it. This title is an art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Limited Edition (Numbered And Signed) available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Should NOT be confused with the Limited Edition (of 2000 copies), which was published simultaneously with it. A rare signed copy thus. 153 plates. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CHRISTER STROMHOLM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 9198934226.
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TILL MINNET AV MIG SJALV (“IN MEMORY OF MYSELF”) – Rare Fine Copy of The First Edition/First Printing

Stromholm, Christer (Photograher); Sundman, Per Olaf; Weiss, Peter & Odulf, Tor-Ivan (Contributors) 1st Printing. 32 pages. Published in 1965. Landmark collection of black-and-white photographs. One of the most important photographic debuts of the 20th century. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. None of the copies was commercially distributed outside Sweden. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Christer Stromholm and Erik Pettersson: Small-size volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover, as issued. Photographs by Christer Stromholm. Interview with the photographer conducted by Per Olaf Sundman, Peter Weiss, and Tor-Ivan Odulf. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Sweden to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Christer Stromholm's "Till minnet av mig sjalv". Possibly his greatest book, the first of two breakthrough collections that established the photographer's world-class reputation, the other being "Poste Restante" ("Registered Mail", 1967), published soon after. In memory of myself: As the title suggests, the images of detritus and decay (in the first sequence) as well as nude women (in the second sequence) are meant to be expressive, not representative. That is, they are meant to express the photographer's subjective inner life, his thoughts, feelings, and sensations, insofar as the passive camera is able to capture them without any intrusive intervention by the photographer before or after (through darkroom or digital manipulation, as one finds in the Mannerist work of the Starn Twins and Joel-Peter Witkin). The final photograph of a beautiful female performer dangerously entwined, as if in a sex act, with a giant snake in a glass cage (while a man is looking passively on, like a camera) sums up the Stromholm photographic universe: Dark, macabre, diabolical, the most disturbing evocation of private hell we will likely see in photography, without any self-conscious or indulgent affectation. It's an iconic image, now so widely copied by amateur and professional photographers alike that it is easy to forget Stromholm conjured it up first. Stromholm anticipated Francesca Woodman's Woman With Snake harrowing imagery by more than a decade. While it is a fact that he was at first a member of Otto Steinert's Fotoforum, these images show the membership was ephemeral and alienated in the end. In 1965, no other photographer was making these unremitting images. At the time, the world was passionately engaged with the dark films of Ingmar Bergman, the greatest film artist of the 20th century. It is easy to see, with the benefit of hindsight, that compared to Stromholm, Bergman's equally tormented private universe is almost positively bright and cheerful. Stromholm himself was unnerved by his imagery, distanced himself from it by calling it a "memory", and fled, leaving Sweden behind and opening himself up to a wider world (with "Poste Restante"). Still, at his best, Stromholm (and Bergman) evokes what Freud once said about all great art: That the greater it is, the more obscene it also is. An absolute "must-have" title for Christer Stromholm collectors. This title is a great art photography book. It is very cheaply produced, not at all like his lavish subsequent monographs. But no serious collection of photobooks is complete without it. This is one of few copies of the First Edition/First Printing still available online and despite its imperfection (wear on the fragile softcovers) is still in fine condition overall: Every single internal page is clean, crisp, and bright. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws yet command more than a thousand dollars because this great book, in any condition, is rare. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. 38 plates. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER CHRISTER STROMHOLM TITLES IN OUR CATALOG)