Hiroshi Sugimoto: The Long Never, Deluxe Limited Collector’s Edition of 25 (with Gelatin Silver Print, “Lightning Fields 304”)
Publisher: Bologna, Italy: Damiani Editore, 2014
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / No dust jacket as issued
Item #: 111837
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First edition, first printing. Deluxe Limited Edition of 25 copies, with a signed, original, matted gelatin silver print printed by Sugimoto, “Lightning Fields 304” (image size 12-5/8 x 10 inches; paper size 13-1/2 x 10-7/8 inches; matt size 20-3/4 x 17-3/4 inches). The book and print are housed in a custom-made, brushed aluminum clamshell box. Hardcover. Signed by Sugimoto. Silver silk cloth-covered boards with debossed title; no dust jacket as issued. Photographs by Hiroshi Sugimoto. Text by Jonathan Safran Foer. 140 pp., with 65 black-and-white plates. 14 x 10 inches.
New in publisher's packaging.
From the publisher: "The Long Never is a unique limited edition book containing sixty-five artworks by Hiroshi Sugimoto and an original text by Jonathan Safran Foer. The book is accompanied by a 14x11-inch gelatin silver print from Sugimoto’s Lightning Fields series. For this limited edition, Sugimoto has printed 'Lightning Fields 289' and 'Lightning Fields 304' in an edition of twenty-five each. Every print is signed by the artist. The book and print are housed in a custom-made brushed aluminum box.
Composed of photographs from five series--Meteorites, Dioramas, Pre-Photographic Time Recording Devices, Lightning Fields and Seascapes--the sequence of images in this book conjures a natural history of the planet, perhaps even one untouched by humans. The black-and-white photographs are hand-tipped onto the pages of the book, which is wrapped in silk cloth. Celebrated author Jonathan Safran Foer has written an original story for the volume. Foer's text sits on the page underneath each artwork, so the reader must lift up each photograph in order to read the story. The Long Never is limited to an edition of [300 copies, plus 50 copies for the two deluxe Limited Editions.]. It is housed in a custom-made brushed aluminum slipcase. Each copy contains a colophon with the number of the edition and is signed by Sugimoto."