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Anthony Hernandez: Waiting for Los Angeles [SIGNED]

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, 2002
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1590050428
Condition: New / New
Item #: 101321



First edition, first and only printing. Signed in black ink on the title page by Hernandez. Hardcover. Fine gold-colored linen cloth, with title stamped in blue on spine and front cover, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Anthony Hernandez. Introduction by Allan Sekula. Includes biographical data on Hernandez and Sekula, and notes to the plates. 92 pp., with 46 four-color plates, beautifully printed by Oceanic Graphics Printing, China. 11-1/4 x 11-1/4 inches. This first edition was limited to 1500 copies.


New in publisher's shrink-wrap (slit open for signature).


From the publisher: "Take as a starting point the cover of this book; Anthony Hernandez's wonderful photograph of square, colorful ceramic tiles could be almost anything you might imagine it to be. A Mondrian-like painting, a random pattern, a city grid, or perhaps the work of an anonymous tile setter, brightening up the facade of a government building in South Central Los Angeles. With the passage of time, these vibrant squares have been lost beneath a coat of anti-graffiti paint. Anthony Hernandez is a photographer for whom waiting has long been a theme, with his bus stop pictures in the late 1970s, and his fishing photographs in the 1980s. Hernandez's vision is both abstract and documentary, and there is a pattern to his work in every sense of that word -- whether he is focusing on an empty waiting room, a phone hanging in a booth, or random scribbles etched on a sheet of glass. Hernandez skillfully draws attention to the simple geometric beauty that can be found in even the most utilitarian fence, wall, or window. There is not a soul in sight, but there is a strong sense that someone has been here, and there is enough to grip the attention until, perhaps, they return. With a beautifully written and provocative essay by photographer, writer and critic Allan Sekula."