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Joel-Peter Witkin

WITKIN, Joel-Peter

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ISBN 10: 0942642155 / ISBN 13: 9780942642155
Published by Twelvetrees Press, Pasadena, 1985
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Limited to 4,000 copies. Quarto. Fine copy, signed by Witkin on halftitle. Jacket slightly discolored on spine below title, with corners and extremities touched; still a handsome copy of the uncommon first edition. Witkin's first monograph, scarce signed. Bookseller Inventory # 11409

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Title: Joel-Peter Witkin

Publisher: Twelvetrees Press, Pasadena

Publication Date: 1985

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

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The classic Photofile series brings together the best work of the world's greatest photographers in an attractive format and at a reasonable price.

Handsome and collectible, the books each contain reproductions in duotone and/or color, plus a critical introduction and a bibliography.

With his focus on the "disagreeable beauty" of the anomalous and the transgressive, Joel-Peter Witkin's images are edgy and disturbing. Influenced by artists from Giotto to the Surrealists, by daguerreotypes and the work of Bellocq, his portraits and complex tableaux incorporating corpses, hermaphrodites, masks, and mutilation provoke and challenge the viewer. 64 photographs in color and duotone

About the Author:

Eugenia Parry has written or contributed to numerous books on art and photography, including To Collect the Art of Women, Vanishing Presence, Degas Monotypes and Harms Way.

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