Loretta Lux: New Work (Torch Gallery)
Publisher: Amsterdam: Torch Gallery, 2004
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111270
First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered, tri-fold boards that open to reveal the plates; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Loretta Lux. Essay by Wim van Sinderen. Unpaginated, with 3 four-color plates. 7-3/4 x 8 inches. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Torch Gallery, Amsterdam. According to the publisher, this first edition was "printed in a very limited edition."
New in publisher's shrink wrap.
Predating Aperture's 2005 Lux monograph, this publication features three of Lux's most engaging "imaginary portraits," in which she subtly manipulates the images to produce painterly representations of children that are somehow slightly "off," but no less mesmerizing. From the artist: "The pictures are not portraits in the traditional meaning of the word. I call them imaginary portraits. They are not really about the children that I photographed. I rather made them my own."