Title: EL LIBRO OSCURO ("THE DARK BOOK") - Rare ...
Publisher: Havana, Cuba: Juan Carlos Alom Studio, 1998
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 1 pages. Published in 1998. Rare Juan Carlos Alom collectible item. A pristine archival pigment print of "El Libro Oscuro", titled, signed, and inscribed by the artist/photographer. The print size is 6.5 X 4.5 inches. It is framed in Plexiglas. Full frame size is 8 X 6 inches. The print is one-of-a-kind. Presents Juan Carlos Alom's "El Libro Oscuro". The image comes from his landmark sequence of the same name, first exhibited at Throckmorton Gallery New York in 1998. It shows two men in closeup and in extreme proximity to each other, as if about to kiss. The two men are "framed" as the opposite pages of an open book, with the book's spine separating them. As such, Alom does NOT show a traditional "kissing scene", making the image suggestive rather than explicit, open to interpretation, and rich in ambiguity. Juan Carlos Alom is one of the greatest living Cuban artist/photographers. His art is Symbolist-inspired, and his photographs are among the most lyrical imagery from Latin America. His work is in the Permanent Collections of major museums in the United States and Europe. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Juan Carlos Alom collectors. This 6.5 X 4.5 archival pigment print is one-of-a-kind, and it is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully titled and signed in black ink-pen on recto by the artist/photographer: " 'El Libro Oscuro' Juan Carlos Alom". In addition, it is inscribed in his cursive handwriting and at length on verso by Alom. His inscription (in Spanish) fills up the back side, and is addressed to a major figure in the art photography world. This photographic image is a classic. This is the only such print ever produced by the artist/photographer (specifically for the recipient), is beautifully framed, and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed print thus. 1 original photographic print. One of the greatest Latin-American artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible print. Bookseller Inventory # 19981
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