Publisher: Madrid: Ministerio de Cultura Spain, in association with the Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, 1989
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Near Fine / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 106940
1988/1989. First edition (French), first printing (originally published in 1988 in Spanish). Hardcover. Rich burgundy silk-moiré cloth-covered boards, with debossed cross design and title stamped in black on front cover and spine, with woven black page marker ribbon sewn in; no dust jacket as issued. Fine paper stock with red vellum-like translucent pages, which overlay most of the plates. Photographs, drawings (studies) and collages by Joel-Peter Witkin. Texts (in French) by Alain Dupuy, Antonio Saura and Joel-Peter Witkin. Includes an illustrated exhibition checklist, list of collections, selected exhibition history and bibliography (in French). Designed by d.C. Diseño. 120 pp. with 46 total four-color plates (including 14 plates with 63 four-color reproductions comprising the checklist of the exhibition). 8-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches. Published on the occasion of the 1989 exhibition "Joel-Peter Witkin," organized by the Ministry of Culture, Madrid (traveled to the Centre National de la Photographie / Palais de Tokyo, Paris and Forum Bottcherstrasse, Bremen, Germany). Out of print. Scarce.
Near Fine (previous owner's name written in ink on the first page, light shelf wear and rubbing to the spine, some foxing to the top text block).
A beautifully designed and produced catalogue of Witkin's work.