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The Bone House (Special Limited Edition with a Print)

Witkin, Joel-Peter; Parry, Eugenia

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ISBN 10: 0944092578 / ISBN 13: 9780944092576
Published by Twin Palms Pub, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: As New Hardcover
From Assaf Books and Art (Palmdale, CA, U.S.A.)

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This is a copy is the only special edition of 250 copies online, at the time of listing. It comes in a box with an inlay print on it. It also comes with an etching signed and numbered by the author. The book is signed baldly by the author. It is numbered 126/250. Condition is as new. Very rare thus. It is From the publisher: "This is a retrospective look at the work of one of the late twentieth century's most profound and disturbing artists. For this collection Joel-Peter Witkin has personally selected from his own archives his finest images, ranging from his early Coney Island "freak show" studies to his most recent work. Witkin's portraits of subjects both living and dead have disturbed countless viewers for their unwavering viewpoint and magically grotesque compositions. The artist's sojourn captured here, with each photograph a station along his path, veers between oblivion and salvation. This book depicts Witkin's journey up until now." Images of the actual book will be provided upon request. Bookseller Inventory # 000051

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Title: The Bone House (Special Limited Edition with...

Publisher: Twin Palms Pub, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket as Issued

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The image exudes torture and pain, but this is not the extent of the photographer's ambition for it. He envisions a huge scale; the print will be the largest he can make because he has mapped a grand conception, and, after more than forty years as a photographer, arrived at a place of understanding more lucid than he has ever before achieved. With his vanitas he establishes an erotic territory of majestic sacrifice and sacrament, the meaning of which, for him, lies somewhere between the unspeakable suffering of the crucified Christ and that of the Jews under Hitler.

From Library Journal:

Witkin's longtime publisher brings out this latest update of his oeuvre with the lush reproductions and immaculate design one expects from Twin Palms. Featuring "First Photograph, Brooklyn, 1950," one photograph from 1998, and even a couple striking paintings, this work ranges widely, but the vast majority of the roughly 90 pieces are from the well-documented 1980s and 1990s. The macabre and sublime mix in these images, mostly tableaux on mythical themes, which Witkin explains with the observation that "I consider myself a portraitist; not of people, but conditions of being." A prominent photography writer, Parry contributes a thoughtful if not revelatory afterword. This may well be the finest collection of Witkin's work to date, and contemporary photography collections will want a copy to complement other titles; public libraries and general collections might make do with the catalog to Witkin's Guggenheim Museum retrospective show (Joel-Peter Witkin, LJ 9/15/95).AEric Bryant, "Library Journal"
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