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SKREBNESKI: THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO EXHIBITION CATALOG - Rare Fine Copy of The Limited Edition: Double-Signed by Skrebneski - ONLY DOUBLE-SIGNED COPY ONLINE

Skrebneski, Victor

Published by Chicago, IL: Art Institute Of Chicago, 1989
Used Condition Fine Soft cover
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1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 1989. Landmark Exhibition Catalog. One of the least well-known and most beautiful books on the art of Skrebneski. Limited Edition. Published in a small and limited print run of 1000 copies. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Victor Skrebneski: Oversize-volume format. Black ribbed softcovers with "Skrebneski" printed on top in red, as issued. Photographs by Victor Skrebneski. Essay, "Skrebneski: An Appreciation", by Anthony Jones, President of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the photographer's exhibition at the Gallery of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago from June 9 to August 11, 1989. The exhibition went on to the Charles Cowles Gallery in New York and Galerie Bleue in Paris in 1990. Presents "Skrebneski". Juxtaposes in a brilliant and arresting manner the artist/photographer's images of Paris with male nude studies. Skrebneski's photographs of Paris are deliberately blurred and emit not just the city's famous lights but their radiant beauty. They are deeply evocative, nostalgic, and resonant (Skrebneski trained, studied, and worked in the great city before moving permanently to Chicago), suggesting the evanescence of memory. The male nudes are dramatically lit, erotic, and strongly sculptural in style, an approach which has influenced a whole generation of photographers. At his very best, Skrebneski is ranked with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn as a fashion, lifestyle, and portrait photographer. As a male and female nude photographer, he is firmly grounded in the great tradition of Horst and George Platt Lynes. The late great fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy paid Skrebneski the ultimate tribute anyone could hope for when he called the latter "an artist, not just a photographer". An absolute "must-have" title for Skrebneski completists. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed, inscribed, placed, and dated (in the year of publication) in black pen-marker on the last page by the artist/photographer: "Jean Pierre, My Special Friend - Love You, Victor Paris 20 Jul 89". The artist/photographer signs his books on the Back Page as a trademark. However, Skrebneski also signed his portrait of the Eiffel Tower on recto, in the artist/photographer's perosonal metallic-silver pen-marker, which glows beautifully against the light. This title is a modern photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such double-signed copy of the Limited Edition available online, and it is quite special: It is signed by Skrebneski with both his first and last names, and with a dedication that unmistakably alludes to an intimate friendship. A rare signed copy thus. 25 duotone plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SKREBNESKI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 7425


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Title: SKREBNESKI: THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO ...

Publisher: Chicago, IL: Art Institute Of Chicago, 1989

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None, As Issued

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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