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LOT ID: 65058
The Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume II, Museum Edition with 15 works by 13 artists, 1998

Photogravure, 15 photogravures and book
15.25 х 13.75 in. (38.74 x 34.92 cm.)
Signed, by every artist.
Print/Casting Year 1998
Edition XLIV of 50 (44/50)
Foundry/Publisher 21ST Editions
Lot description
WORKS BY: Adam Fuss, John Dugdale (2), Sheila Metzner, Tom Baril, Cy Decosse, Jaume Blassi, Joyce Tenneson, Arthur Tress, Bill Jacobson, Vik Muniz, Joan Fontecuberta, Kenro Izu, and Robert ParkeHarrison (2).

The Journal of Contemporary Photography - Volume 2, Museum Edition

Museum Edition consists of 50 numbered copies
Signed by every artist
Bound in Moroccan Goatskin and Japanese silk
15 bound, handpulled photogravures
and 45 tritone plates
An additional portfolio of 15, signed, unbound and self-standing photogravures cased in a basswood portfolio box bound in Japanese silk.

Edition XLIV of 50 (44/50)

This incredible book is a hardcover bound in Japanese silk with a spine of burgundy quarter Morocco goatskin. It is encased in a handmade basswood box, also covered in black silk, measuring 17 x 14.75 inches. There are 218 pages, containing 15 hand-pulled photogravures produced by Jon Goodman Photogravure. It also includes 45 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. Published by 21st Editions, South Dennis, Massachusetts / Leo & Wolfe Photography, Inc., Brewster, Massachusetts, 1998.

The 15 self standing signed photogravures are encased in a handmade basswood box, also covered in black silk, measuring 17 x 14.75 inches.

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.

This beautiful 2 box set, part of a series from 21st Editions, is offered here in as new condition. This is from the first and only printing and is a sold-out edition.

The museum edition is signed on the limitation page by the Artists featured:

1. Adam Fuss, From the series "My Ghost"

2. John Dugdale, "Restored Torso"

3. John Dugdale, "The Artist's Mother"

4. Sheila Metzner, "Nude with One Thing On"

5. Tom Baril, "Woolworth Building"

6. Cy Decosse, "Queen of the Night"

7. Jaume Blassi, "Mirada"

8. Joyce Tenneson, "Twins and Armor"

9. Arthur Tress, "Groom with Arabian Stallion"

10. Bill Jacobson, "Song of the Sentient Being"

11. Vik Muniz, "Youth (Gaspar)"

12. Joan Fontecuberta, "Altos Hornos de Vizcaya Baracaldo, Spain"

13. Kenro Izu, "Still Life 678"

14. Robert Parkeharrison, "Edison Lights"

15. Robert Parkeharrison, "Listening to the Earth"

From the publisher: “Volume II extends the metaphysical theme of the first volume, bringing together the work of modern masters of the photographic arts. It contains original essays by France’s leading novelist Michael Tournier, philosopher Fredrick Turner, award-winning photographic historian Lee Fontanella, novelist and playwright Elizabeth Dewberry, novelist Josh Russell and photographic historian and 21st Century Contributing Editor Lance Speer.
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