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JOEL-PETER WITKIN: FORTY PHOTOGRAPHS: THE SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART EXHIBITION - Rare Fine Copy of The Exhibition Catalog

Witkin, Joel-Peter (Artist/Photographer) & Van Deren, Coke (Contributor)

Published by San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, 1985
ISBN 10: 0918471052 / ISBN 13: 9780918471055
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Title: JOEL-PETER WITKIN: FORTY PHOTOGRAPHS: THE ...

Publisher: San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, 1985

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: no

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. 50 pages. Published in 1985. Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. The Catalog is now rare. A brilliant production by Joel-Peter Witkin and Suzanne Anderson-Carey: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcovers with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin. Essay by Coke Van Deren, one of the finest pieces ever written on Witkin. 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 the San Francisco Museum of Contemporary Art from December 6, 1985 through February 9, 1986. Presents Joel-Peter Witkin's "Forty Photographs". Some of the earliest, finest, and most representative photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin: One-of-a-kind works that express the artist/photographer's unique vision. Witkin's powerful and transgressive images are renowned for their depiction of outsiders, including dwarfs, transsexuals, hermaphrodites, and other physically deformed people. They are equally appreciated for their aesthetic refinement, especially their allusions to Classical Painting, Baroque Art, Surrealism, still lifes, and religious iconography. The collection includes such rarely seen masterpieces as "Hermes", "Angel of The Carrots" (a real subject born with a woman's breasts and two penises), and "Woman Breastfeeding An Eel", one of Witkin's most disturbing images. Not for the squeamish, the vertiginous line between Arbus-ian voyeurism and Blakean mysticism that his work treads makes Witkin's work among the best ever taken by an American artist/photographer. It is very faraway, to be sure, from someone like Garry Winogrand, but it is also tragically grand because it is rooted in and captures human pain. One of the best early retrospectives on his oeuvre. An absolute "must-have" title for Joel-Peter Witkin collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of very few copies of the Exhibition Catalog still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. Please note: Most copies available online have major flaws. A rare copy thus. 25 plates, supplemented with visual materials. One of the finest American artist/photographer of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JOEL-PETER WITKIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0918471052. Bookseller Inventory # 13698

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