Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Twin Palms Publishers, 1998
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 100129
First edition, first printing. Boldly signed by Witkin. Cloth, slipcased, with tipped-in color plate on the rear panel of the slipcase, no dust jacket as issued. Photographs and drawings by Joel-Peter Witkin. Texts by Eugenia Parry and Joel-Peter Witkin. 196 pp. with 92 four-color plates. 10 x 10 inches. This first edition was limited to 5000 hardbound copies.
New (opened only for signature).
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."