Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 1999
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: New / New
Item #: 113014
First edition, first and only printing. Limited edition of 50 numbered copies (this being #7/50), signed by Davis, in a deluxe clamshell box, with an original, framed 10-1/2 x 10-1/2 inch toned gelatin silver print "Meroe, Sudan, 1988" (print edition of 50 also numbered and signed in black ink by Davis on verso). The print is mounted in a custom hardwood frame with special ply double-cloth mat by noted framer Randolph Laub. Hardcover. Cloth, no dust jacket as issued (for Limited Edition). Photographs by Lynn Davis. Edited by David Whitney. Texts by Patti Smith and Rudolph Wurlitzer. 136 pp. with 60 four-color plates. 11-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches.
New in publisher's original packaging (book, print and clamshell box all in flawless, pristine condition).
From the publisher: "Over the years, Lynn Davis has become widely celebrated for her large-scale photographs of "monuments" of the human and natural landscape. Her forthcoming monograph, Monument, presents images made in Egypt, Australia, Cambodia, Burma, Thailand, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Yemen, Lebanon, Greenland, and the United States. Whether depicting the ancient pyramids of Giza, the temples of Cambodia, or the icebergs of Greenland, Davis articulates both the omnipotent forces of nature and the most resolute building endeavors ever undertaken by man. Davis's aesthetic is cool and refined, her sparse composition and controlled modeling of light evoke solitude and contemplation."
From David Fahey: "Randolph Laub is quite simply a master framer. He is someone you can trust to create an individual frame that compliments the spirit and physical characteristics of artwork and enhances the character of a photograph. Many of the artists and collectors from the Fahey/Klein Gallery, including myself, have been among his longtime regular clients and we often refer to his frames as works of art in their own right."