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LOT ID: 88603
Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius, 1998

Photogravure, Planotype
17 х 14.75 in. (43.18 x 37.47 cm.)
Signed, by each artist.
Lot description
Works by: Sally Mann, Josephine Sacabo, Keith Carter, David Levinthal, Sheila Metzner, Kelly Grider, Vincent Serbin, Connie Imboden, , Don Gregorio Anton, Michal Macku, Andrea Modica, Stephen Berkman, John Metoyer, and Christopher Pekoc.

Museum Edition number 13 of 50 numbered copies
Signed on the limitation page by the artists featured.
Bound in Moroccan Goatskin.
10 bound, hand-pulled photogravures, 4 bound color planographs and 43 tritone plates.

This beautiful 2 box set, part of a series from 21st Editions, is offered here in as new condition. The edition is sold out.

This incredible book is a hardcover bound in burgundy quarter Morocco goatskin. It is encased in a handmade basswood box, also covered in Italian fabric, measuring 17 x 14.75 inches. There are 211 pages, containing 10 hand-pulled photogravures and 5 color planographs produced by Jon Goodman Photogravure. It also includes 43 additional tritone plates printed on Mohawk Superfine matt art paper by The Stinehour Press, Lunenburg, Vermont. Features biographical notes on each Artist. The book itself measures 15.25 x 13.75 inches.

The Journal of Contemporary Photography features hand-pulled photogravure images from many of the world's most highly respected contemporary photographers. Each gravure is made by Jon Goodman, the modern master of the process. These images are combined with brilliant criticism, poetry, and fiction from many of the world's most acclaimed writers. Not since Alfred Stieglitz's Camera Work has there been such attention to beauty, such incisive criticism, and such an articulate melding of visual and literary points of view. Each volume is both an object of beauty and a fine art investment.

Volume V, aptly named Strange Genius, is an insightful examination of the ways in which artists today make conscious attempts to create work that can often be unsettling, difficult, even horrific, yet all the while retaining that strangely mysterious sense of what can only be called beautiful. Writers include poets Raúl Peschiera, Susan Ludvigson, Gerard Malanga, and Paul Zimmer; novelists Ann Beattie and Neil Connelly; and essayists Paul LaRosa, and John Wood.

Includes an additional portfolio of 10 photogravures and 4 full color planographs, signed, unbound and self-standing, is encased in a handmade basswood portfolio box bound in Italian fabric. These images are identical to the ones that appear in the bound book, but are free standing and signed allowing the collector the opportunity to frame and display all the fine prints included in the volume.

Works included:
Kelly Grider- "Centaur"
Vincent Serbin- "The Omega Point Theory"
Connie Imboden- Untitled
Josephine Sacabo- "Susana y la Muerte"
Don Gregorio Anton- "Ollie Mecatl"
Michal Macku- "Gellage #80"
Andrea Modica- "Tunisia"
Keith Carter- La Specola Study #1"
Sheila Metzner- Untitled
Stephen Berkman- "A history of dread: a guide for the perplexed"
John Metoyer- "Africa"
David Levinthal- "XXX 122"
Christopher Pekoc- "Portrait of q. as job"
Sally Mann- Untitled

Published by 21st Editions, South Dennis, Massachusetts / Leo & Wolfe Photography, Inc., Brewster, Massachusetts, 1998
Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
  • Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume V: Strange Genius by Various Artists
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