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 #: 111384
1988/1989. First edition (French), first printing (originally published in 1988 in Spanish). Signed, dated and inscribed by Witkin in the year of publication ("12/89"). 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 (corners and bottom edge of front board bumped, light 2-inch linear ink mark on front cover, light surface marks to cloth, else Fine).
A beautifully designed and produced catalogue of Witkin's work.