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Joseph Mills: Inner City, Special Limited Edition (with Print) [SIGNED by Joe Mills and Anne Tucker]

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, in association with Hemphill, Washington, DC, 2003
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 159005055X
Condition: New / New
Item #: 111358



First edition, first and only printing. Limited clamshell edition intended only for private distribution, with an original, varnished color print (11 x 8-1/2 inches) mounted on antique paper, signed in black ink by Mills. The print and book are contained in a custom, black velvet-like cloth-covered clamshell box with illustration debossed on lid and burgundy velour lining. The book is signed in black ink on the half-title page by Mills and Tucker. Hardcover. Fine linen cloth, with title stamped in black on front cover and spine, with a special tissue paper dust jacket. Photographs by Joseph Mills. Essay by Anne Tucker. Designed by Melissa Kennedy. 72 pp., with 49 four-color plates, beautifully printed on fine matte art paper. Book measures 9-1/4 x 7-3/8 inches; clamshell measures 13 x 9-5/8 inches. This first edition was limited to 2000 copies.


New (print, book and clamshell box in pristine condition).


From Anne Tucker: "Mills is a good enough picture maker to intrigue us and yet he is determined to keep us on the edge of unknowing."

From the publisher: "Joseph Mills is a mid-career artist who has produced three distinct but interlocking bodies of work. He is best known for his surreal photomontages and collages. The other two series are the ongoing affair, through photography, with his wife; and his black and white street work, the latter of which are featured in his first monograph, Inner City. People and their detritus are the focal points of these pictures. His subjects are not Washington's elite, but those whose situations in life are more peripheral and vulnerable: children, street prophets, the homeless and the mentally unstable. The resulting pictures are both about the inner city life he records and his own internal conflicts. Printed on outdated paper and heavily coated in amber toned varnish, Mills' photographs become objects, 'windows onto some world that really wasn't out there.' Published in association with Hemphill, Washington, DC, to coincide with one-person exhibitions at the Corcoran Gallery and Hemphill Fine Art. Essay by Anne Tucker."