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Luis González Palma: Poems of Sorrow [SIGNED]

Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 1999
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hardcover
ISBN: 1892041057
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112727



First edition, first and only printing. Signed in black ink on the half-title page by González Palma. Hardcover. Fine red linen cloth, with title stamped in black on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket and woven book mark sewn in. Photographs by Luis González Palma. Text by John Wood. 152 pp., with 70 four-color plates. 10-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches. Out of print. Scarce.


Fine in Fine dust jacket.


From the publisher: "Guatemalan artist Luis González Palma has gained widespread recognition over the past decade for his photo-based portraits that are rich with the symbolism of indigenous myth and culture, Catholicism, and humanity. The figures that inhabit González Palma's mythic world--angels, devils, hybrid creatures, and enigmatic characters--transcend time and place, suggesting that mysticism and beauty are his ultimate subject matter. He has said, "I live in a country where there is mysticism and violence at the same time--where you are enjoying nature and the helicopters are flying overhead to bomb some region, where you know that as you are working, someone is being killed or someone is being baptized."