Title: KAMIL VARGA: SPIRALS - Rare Fine Copy of The...
Publisher: Poprad, Slovakia: Tatranska Galeria, 1993
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 10 pages. Published in 1993. Exhibition Catalog. Collection of photographs, presented as a series of discrete postcards. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run as a suite of postcards that are enclosed within a folder. The latter opens out on both ends. The folder and postcards are oversize, with text inside by the artist/photographer and Lucia Benicka. Printed on stiff, very thick, glossy stock paper in Poprad, Slovakia to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Tatranska Galeria Poprad, Slovakia in 1993. Presents the Slovakian artist/photographer Kamil Varga's "Spirals" sequence of luminous photographs. As with all of his other work, Varga deploys dazzling, blinding light using the technique called luminography. Nobody does it better. "From the multitude of photographic possibilities, techniques, and technologies, luminography determines Varga's work. Varga's approach is like that of a painter who re-paints a picture with new layers, but at the same time, takes care that the original remains part of the finished work and is important for an impression of the work. For Varga, the process is part of the work. Three basic themes overlap: The psychological, the metaphysical, and the ritual. These three elements determine the basis of his work. Sometimes, one approach is in the foreground; sometimes another, but in principle they are always inseparable in Varga's aesthetics" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Kamil Varga collectors. This title is a beauty and now collectible. There are now many books on Kamil Varga, but the reproduction quality of these individual postcards surpasses anything we have seen of Kamil Varga's luminography works in published form. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the "Spirals" Exhibition Catalog available online. Both the folder and each postcard within are in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, pristine beauties. A rare set thus. 8 oversize postcards, 2 color plates within the folder. One of the most brilliant artist/photographers of our time. A fine set. Bookseller Inventory # 19391
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