Title: PLATEN ARTISTS: NO PHOTOS PLEASE - Scarce ...
Publisher: Zurich, Switzerland: Editions Stemmle, 1998
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 143 pages. Published in 1998. The photographer's collection of artist portrait-photographs. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. An elegant production by Angelika Platen: Oversize-volume format. Hard boards with titles on spine, as issued. Photographs by Angelika Platen. Essays by Gunter Engelhard, Alex Hecht, Klaus Honnef, and Rocchus Kowallek. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Zurich, Switzerland to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Angelika Platen's "Platen Artists". One of the best collections of its kind ever published. With the exception of Ugo Mulas and Hans Namuth, none photographed the art scene of the latter part of the 20th century as it was unfolding with the same privileged access as Angelika Platen. Most of the artists in the collection were completely unknown and literally starving at the time. Platen sensed that something new and beautiful and enduring was being made before her eyes. Some of the artists in the collection include Georg Baselitz, Joseph Beuys, Christo, Hanne Darboven, Walter de Maria (one of very few photographs of the extremely reclusive artist), Edward Kienholz, Claes Oldenburg, Sigmar Polke, Robert Rauschenberg, Gerhard Richter, James Rosenquist, and Andy Warhol, among so many others. "The art scene fascinated me: The avant-garde of '68, my contemporaries, had not yet achieved fame, many of them were still practically unknown, and I was able to point my lens at them. It was the dawn of a new age all around us" (Angelika Platen). Platen was right: These people would define late-20th century aesthetics and more important, radically re-define Western art forever. An absolute "must-have" title for Angelika Platen and contemporary art collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Ediiton/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 60 plates. Some of the greatest artists of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO JEANNETTE MONTGROMERY BARRON'S "SCENE" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 390816155X. Bookseller Inventory # 2653
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