1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 2001. The artist/photographer's collection of photographs on subject. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Victor Skrebneski: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Victor Skrebneski. Essays by the great novelist Don DeLillo, whose plays have been premiered by Steppenwolf, the theatre critic Richard Christiansen as well as Sam Shepard, Kurt Vonnegut, and other luminaries who have also worked with the theatre company. Printed on thick, glossy stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Skrebneski's "Steppenwolf". The artist/photographer's moving homage to the sublime grandeur, sensuous appeal, and palpable excitement of the theatre. Celebrates one of America's greatest independent theatre companies, The Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photographs of the company's actors over the last 25 years, many of whom have since had succcesful parallel careers in film. Includes portraits of such cult and iconic actors as Joan Allen, Tim Hopper, Terry Kinney, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise, Jim True-Frost, and Alan Wilder, among others. Skrebneski's devotion to his adopted city is profound: He has also published books on Chicago's Lyric Opera ("Bravi!", 1994), its Film Festival ("Moving Pictures", 2004), and its legendary night life ("Richard's Bar", 2007), all of them iconic Chicago/American institutions. At his very best, Skrebneski is ranked with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn as a fashion, lifestyle, and portrait photographer. The late great fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy paid Skrebneski the ultimate tribute anyone could hope for when he called the latter "an artist, not just a photographer". An absolute "must-have" title for Skrebneski collectors and lovers of the theatre. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and dated in metallic-silver pen-marker on his back endpaper portrait by the artist/photographer: "Skrebneski 24 I '02". It glows beautifully against the light. His signature on the Back Page and the special marker he uses have become Skrebneski trademarks. This copy is also very prominently and beautifully signed on their respective Contributions by Don DeLillo, whose signature on this copy is the only one we have ever found, and Richard Christiansen, and on their portraits by Tim Hopper, Jeff Perry, Jim True-Frost, and Alan Wilder. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such multi-signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with photographic plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SKREBNESKI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1570715831. Bookseller Inventory # 14494
Title: STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY 25 YEARS OF AN ...
Publisher: Naperville, IL: Source Books Incorporated
Publication Date: 2000
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description Sourcebooks Inc., Naperville, IL, 2000. First edition. Hardcover. First printing. Text by Christiansen, Delillo, Shepard, Vonnegut, Johnson and Mee along with black and white photographs by Skrebneski. A fine copy in a very near fine dust jacket. Signed by Skrebneski in silver ink on his self portrait in the rear and additionally signed and inscribed by cast member and director Frank Galati at his photograph. Bookseller Inventory # 115750
Book Description Sourcebooks Inc., Naperville, IL, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near fine condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Near fine condition (DJ). First Edition. About 125 pages, unpaginated. Hardcover binding in almost new condition. Unclipped dustjacket in almost new condition; protected in archival mylar. Illustrated with numerous black & white photographs. Signed and inscribed by the photographer on the final portrait in the book, of himself ". Dear Live goes on! Love, Victor 25 XII '00." To celebrate twenty-five years of extraordinary artistic achievement, world-famous photographer Victor Skrebneski created an intimate photographic work, featuring extraordinary portraits of Steppenwolf Theatre's thirty-three member ensemble of artists alongside historic production photography and reflections on Steppenwolf penned by well-known authors and playwrights. Text by Richard Christiansen, Don DeLillo, Sam Shepard, Kurt Vonnegut, Terry Johnson, and Charles L. Mee. The company at that time was: Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson, Randall Arney, Robert Breuler, Gary Cole, Kathryn Erbe, K. Todd Freeman, Grank Galati, Francis Guinan, Moira Harris, Glenne Headly, Tim Hopper, Tom Irwin, Terry Kinney, Tina Landau, Martha Lavey, John Maloney, John Malkovich, Mariann Mayberry, Laurie Metcalf, Amy Morton, Sally Murphy, Austin Pendleton, Jeff Perry, Martha Plimpton, Rondi Reed, Molly Regan, Eric Simonson, Gary Sinise, Louis Smith, Rick Snyder, Jim Truefrost and Alan Wilder. Stated: First edition, first printing. Size: Folio. Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 012830