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Metamorphoses: An Iris-Print Portfolio, Limited Edition (with 8 Prints) by Robert Heinecken, Shelly J. Smith, Paul Thorel, Graham Nash, Peter Campus, Eva Sutton, Barbara Kasten and Martina Lopez

Publisher: New York: Aperture Foundation, Inc., 1994
Edition: 1st Edition
ISBN: 089381606X
Condition: Fine
Item #: 107348



First edition, first printing. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies and 10 unnumbered artist's proofs (this being an AP/Artist's Proof), with 8 original Iris inkjet prints produced by Nash Editions on 16 x 20-inch Rives BFK cotton-rag paper. Each print is signed by the artist and embossed with the Nash Editions seal. The portfolio includes a title sheet with artist's biographies, limitation and colophon, printed letterpress. The prints are contained in a custom-made orange cloth-covered portfolio, with title stamped in blue on cover. Portfolio size 16-3/8 x 20-5/8 inches.


Fine. Prints and portfolio in flawless, pristine condition.


The prints are as follows:

1) Shelly J. Smith, "Untitled Nanbird," 1992. Image size 14 x 15-1/2 inches.

2) Robert Heinecken, "Shiva, The Lord Whose Half Is Woman (Vacation), 1990." Image size 18 x 10-1/4 inches.

3) Paul Thorel, "Paola V.," 1993. Image size 15-5/8 x 14 inches.

4) Graham Nash, "Chrome Magnum," 1991. Image size 14 x 16 inches.

5) Peter Campus, "bee being," 1994. Image size 10-7/8 x 18 inches.

6) Eva Sutton, "Disintegration #8," 1991. Image size 14 x 15-1/2 inches.

7) Barbara Kasten, "Roman Amphitheater, Medieval Church, Tarragona, Spain," 1992. Image size 13-1/2 x 18 inches.

8) Martina Lopez, "Revolutions in Time 2," 1994. Image size 10-3/4 x 17-3/4 inches. From Mark Haworth-Booth: "The artists represented here work with the idea that manipulation -- technical, political, psychological and an endless menu of ramifications -- is the underlying reality of our time. The images here do not so much 'express' this; it's what they are."

From the publisher: "'Metamorphoses' is among the first fine-art portfolios of digital photography ever produced. Featured are dynamic new works by some of the most significant established and emerging artists of our time. Marrying the revolutionary potentials of digital image-making with the Iris digital printing process, this portfolio represents the state of the art of a nascent form of photographic expression. At a pivotal moment in the history of photography, this work represents a metamorphosis: the transformation of the medium from its photochemical origins to a new, digital foundation. The artists included in the 'Metamorphoses' portfolio were chosen for the sophistication and eloquence of their visual statements. Working in collaboration with Nash Editions in the proofing and production of the edition, these artists have created digital prints of photographic images that were impossible or simply unimagined before the emergence of computer-imaging techniques. A new vision is emerging at the crossroads of art and technology, and now, along with it, we have a printing method compatible with that vision."