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Alec Soth: Ash Wednesday, New Orleans, Special Limited Edition

Publisher: Kanagawa, Japan: Super Labo, 2010
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Soft cover
ISBN: 9784905052029
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 110943



First edition, first printing. Special limited edition of 20 copies and 2 artist's proofs (this being #9/20), with an original, signed and numbered Type-C print (17 x 24.7 cm). The book and print are housed together in a custom black case. Soft cover. Photographically illustrated stiff wrappers; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Alec Soth. Designed by Kuroda Design. Unpaginated (32 pp.), with four-color plates throughout. 10 x 7-1/8 inches. The trade edition was limited to 500 copies.


New in publisher's packaging.


From Alec Soth: "I went to New Oreleans for Mardi Gras but couldn't handle all of the communal joy. I decided to spend Fat Tuesday alone in my hotel room watching TV. I left the room for the midnight police sweep of Bourbon street, the official end of Mardi Gras--then photographed the aftermath. Ten years ago I photographed Adelyn on the morning after Mardi Gras. 'Just cigarette ashes,' she'd told me. Adelyn agreed to meet me again outside of St. Louis Cathedral. On the way back to my hotel, I stopped at the casino. I ran into a women I'd photographed earlier outside of the cathedral. She agreed to come to my hotel room to be photographed."