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Fitcher's Bird: Based on a Tale By The Brothers Grimm

Sherman, Cindy

ISBN 10: 0847815676 / ISBN 13: 9780847815678
Published by Rizzoli, 1992
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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1st Edition. SIGNED by Cindy Sherman on a bookplate affixed to front end page (signature and date only). Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 023776

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Title: Fitcher's Bird: Based on a Tale By The ...

Publisher: Rizzoli

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A famous American fine arts photographer creates strange images to match her retelling of a tale from the Brothers Grimm, which features a wicked wizard named Fitcher who, disguised as a beggar, steals beautiful girls.

From Publishers Weekly:

Inventive, provocative tableaux have made Sherman a star among color photographers, but unless the elementary-school set shares a pronounced taste for the decadent, the artist's considerable talents are misdirected here. An adaptation of a tale by the Brothers Grimm, the story has all the gore of its close cousin Bluebeard: a wicked wizard ensnares hapless maidens, subjects them to an impossible test of obedience and then punishes them with a Jeffrey Dahmer-style death. This version adds a number of gothic flourishes: a skull bedecked as the head of a bride, a bride who applies first honey and then feathers to her skin, and the immolation of the wizard in a burning building. Sherman's lighting is characteristically arresting, her colors superbly saturated and her compositions frequently powerful--children, even so, are unlikely to consider her technical virtuosity when presented with her images. The heads of two dismembered dolls commune with each other, surrounded by hands and a foot; the wizard faces the fatal fire, the bared nipple of his breast lit by flames. The successful photographs hint at perversity; the others are simply stagey. Ages 5-9.
Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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