Title: SKREBNESKI SEDUCED - Rare Fine Copy of The ...
Publisher: Chicago, IL: Skrebneski Studios, 2007
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 350 pages. Published in 2007. Retrospective collection of photographs, presented as an Artist Book. Limited Edition of 2500 numbered copies. The first and only edition. The book was not commercially distributed. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Skrebneski: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with white titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Skrebneski. Text by Anthony Jones of The Art Institute of Chicago. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Germany to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents, in a Limited Edition format, "Skrebneski Seduced". His third and possibly final retrospective volume, it updates and magnifies his two previous collections, "Black White And Color" (1989) and "Skrebneski: The First Fifty Years" (1999). While it reproduces some of his now-classic images, the collection is replete with never-before-published, brilliantly sustained work. "Throughout his life, Victor Skrebneski has had an enduring love for the big Modern Movements in the visual arts - Surrealism, Realism, Cubism, Dada - and for the individual artists and photographers whose work was part of those Movements. He was happy to be seduced by them. The photographer honors and celebrates the artists whose work he cherishes and pays homage to them for the inspiration they provided" (Anthony Jones). While he is celebrated for his masterly, Classical use of light and shadow, his images, not just his nudes, are erotic, brimming with Modernist playfulness, sensuality, and vitality in a way that contemporary art photography consciously avoids (because it cannot be faked, you are either a sexual being or not) and is therefore its self-inflicted loss. Skrebneski turned 85 in 2014 and published a memento of his long life and nearly just-as-long, 65-year-old career, "Ageing". In it, he shows photographs of himself through the years with some of the Beautiful People he photographed (that he seduced), an intimate journal of priceless "selfies", if you will. "The art of Victor Skrebneski is sublime, provocative, and completely beautiful" (Hubert de Givenchy). An absolute "must-have" title for Skrebneski collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Edition, indicated/numbered as such in red pen on the Front Limitation Page. It is very boldly and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in metallic-silver pen-marker at the back by Skrebneski. This title is a modern photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and dated copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. While this is a fairly recent title when compared to Skrebneski's previous retrospective volumes, it is his rarest book because it was not commercially distributed. Skrebneski did not sign most copies of the book. A rare signed copy thus. 200 plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER VICTOR SKREBNESKI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). Bookseller Inventory # 19698
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