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Let Truth Be The Prejudice exhibition and book proposal
W. Eugene Smith
Let Truth Be The Prejudice exhibition and book proposal
1980c
Book softbound
12 x 9 in. (305 x 229 mm)
A hand sewn brochure maquette of a proposal submitted by Aperture for the publication and exhibition of Let Truth Be The Prejudice containing 12 iconic photographs by photojournalist W. Eugene Smith (1918 - 1978) including: Soldiers, Siapan, 1944; Sticks and Bones, Iwo Jima, 1945; The Spinner, 1951 (from Spanish Village essay); Nurse Midwife Maude Callen,1951; Dr. Albert Schweitzer, 1955 (from Man of Mercy); Welch Miners, 1950; Guardia Civil, 1951; and Country Doctor, 1948. In add to the photographs there is a 12 page typed proposal and budget for the book and exhibition. Photographs are early posthumous silver prints ranging in size form 4 x 3 inches to 11-3/4 x 9-1/4 inches. A Book was published in 1985 (Aperture) and exhibition organized by the Alfred Stieglitz Center of the Philadelphia Museum of Art in association with the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, opened in Philadelphia (October 19, 1985 - January 5 1986) and was held at International Center of Photography (March 28 - May 4, 1986) then the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Cleveland Museum of Art; Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Alberta, Canada ; and the Center for Creative Photography, Tucson, Arizona.
Price: $3,000 (ref. 14504)

Photo-Centric
Michael Snow
Photo-Centric
2014
Book softbound
10 x 8 in. (254 x 203 mm)
Published by Philadelphia Museum of Art on the occasion of the exhibition, Michael Snow: Photo-Centric, 2014. Foreward by Timothy Rub. Edited by Adelina Vlas with Essays by Adelina Vlas and Michael Snow.
Price: $30 (ref. 14207)

Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures
Jerry Spagnoli
Heirloom Harvest: Modern Daguerreotypes of Historic Garden Treasures
2015
Book (Signed Copy) hardbound
12-1/4 x 9-1/4 in. (311 x 235 mm)
Written by Amy Goldman and photographed by Jerry Spagnoli. Signed by the photographer. Published by Bloomsbury; 2015. ISBN-13: 978-1620407776. On two hundred acres in the Hudson Valley, Amy Goldman grows heirloom fruits and vegetables. The president of the New York Botanical Garden has called her "perhaps the world's premier vegetable gardener." For over 15 years Jerry Spagnoli has visited Amy's gardens to preserve these cherished varieties with the daguerreotype process documenting her work researching and growing non-hybrid agricultural produce. The Washington Post's Adrian Higgins says Spagnoli "produces some of the most arresting black-and-white images imaginable. The subjects have a volume and a polish to them but are also bathed in shadow. This chiaroscuro lends them a quality that is both ghostly and tangible." He also describes Spagnoli's laborious process, "[he] takes a 6 1/2-inch-by-4 1/2-inch copper plate coated in silver and polishes the surface to a high gloss. The plate is sensitized with the vapors of iodine and then bromine in an enclosed box, transferred to the camera, exposed, returned to the vapor chamber to be cleaned of the light-sensitive salts, toned with gold chloride, and then sealed behind glass to protect the image and prevent the silver from tarnishing. There is no negative or paper print." With this series, because some specimens didn't hold up to the 3 hour exposure, he set up a large-format view camera on the farm. The film negative was converted to a positive, which was then turned into a daguerreotype in his NYC studio. Later in the project after the film company closed, Spagnoli used a digital camera as the image source.
Price: $85 (ref. 14925)

Hand
Arthur Tress
Hand
2008
Book (Signed/Editioned) Hardcover, Dust Jacket
7 x 7 in. (178 x 178 mm)
This artist book is 74 pages with black & white photographs reproduced. Arthur Tress was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY on November 24, 1940. He took his first photographs while still in elementary school in 1952. He attended Bard College where he studied art and art history, world culture and philosophy under Heinrich Bluecher. He continued to photograph and began making short films. He graduated in 1962 with a B.F.A. After graduation from Bard, Tress moved to Paris to attend film school. After traveling through Europe, Egypt, Japan, India and Mexico, he settled in Stockholm, Sweden and worked as a photographer at the Stockholm Ethnographic Museum. In 1968 he moved back to New York with a commitment to becoming a professional photographer. He had his first one-person exhibition this year, "Appalachia--People and Places", which was held at the Smithsonian Institute and the Sierra Gallery (New York City). He worked as a documentary photographer for V.I.S.T.A. from 1969-1970. He exhibited his series "Open Space in the Inner City" at the same Sierra Gallery in 1970 and received a New York State Council on the Arts grant for the series the next year. In 1972 he got a National Endowment for the Arts grant for his "Dream Collector" series. In 1976 he received a second New York State Council on the Arts grant for his "Theater of the Mind" series. In 1980 he published a book on the male nude called, "Arthur Tress: Facing Up, A 12-Year Survey", which also was exhibited the Robert Samuel Gallery in New York. The same year he began to create his "Teapot Opera" photographs. His major retrospective "Talisman" traveled from 1986-1988, opening at the Photography Gallery in London and then moving to the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, U.K., Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfort, Germany and the Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium. In 1992 Tress moved to Cambria, CA. He has been published numerous times, including in the monographs, "Arthur Tress: The Dream Collector", "Shadow: A Novel in Photographs", "Theatre of the Mind", "Reeves" and "Arthur Tress: Fantastic Voyage: Photographs 1956-2000". His work is in the collection of numerous museums and institutions, including the New York Museum of Modern Art, the New York Metropolitan Museum, the George Eastman House, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Stedelijk Museum, the High Museum of Art, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Milwaukee Art Museum. In 2001, the Corcoran Gallery of Art featured a retrospective of his work entitled "Arthur Tress: Fantastic Voyage: Photographs 1956-2000" which took an intimate look at his long and varied career.
Price: $85 (ref. 11227)

Not a Through Road
Arthur Tress
Not a Through Road
2008
Book (Signed/Editioned) Hardcover, Dust Jacket
10 x 8 in. (254 x 203 mm)
This artist book is 120 pages with black & white photographs reproduced. Arthur Tress was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY on November 24, 1940. He took his first photographs while still in elementary school in 1952. He attended Bard College where he studied art and art history, world culture and philosophy under Heinrich Bluecher. He continued to photograph and began making short films. He graduated in 1962 with a B.F.A. After graduation from Bard, Tress moved to Paris to attend film school. After traveling through Europe, Egypt, Japan, India and Mexico, he settled in Stockholm, Sweden and worked as a photographer at the Stockholm Ethnographic Museum. In 1968 he moved back to New York with a commitment to becoming a professional photographer. He had his first one-person exhibition this year, "Appalachia--People and Places", which was held at the Smithsonian Institute and the Sierra Gallery (New York City). He worked as a documentary photographer for V.I.S.T.A. from 1969-1970. He exhibited his series "Open Space in the Inner City" at the same Sierra Gallery in 1970 and received a New York State Council on the Arts grant for the series the next year. In 1972 he got a National Endowment for the Arts grant for his "Dream Collector" series. In 1976 he received a second New York State Council on the Arts grant for his "Theater of the Mind" series. In 1980 he published a book on the male nude called, "Arthur Tress: Facing Up, A 12-Year Survey", which also was exhibited the Robert Samuel Gallery in New York. The same year he began to create his "Teapot Opera" photographs. His major retrospective "Talisman" traveled from 1986-1988, opening at the Photography Gallery in London and then moving to the Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, U.K., Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfort, Germany and the Musee de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium. In 1992 Tress moved to Cambria, CA. He has been published numerous times, including in the monographs, "Arthur Tress: The Dream Collector", "Shadow: A Novel in Photographs", "Theatre of the Mind", "Reeves" and "Arthur Tress: Fantastic Voyage: Photographs 1956-2000". His work is in the collection of numerous museums and institutions, including the New York Museum of Modern Art, the New York Metropolitan Museum, the George Eastman House, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Stedelijk Museum, the High Museum of Art, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Milwaukee Art Museum. In 2001, the Corcoran Gallery of Art featured a retrospective of his work entitled "Arthur Tress: Fantastic Voyage: Photographs 1956-2000" which took an intimate look at his long and varied career.
Price: $100 (ref. 11229)

Planets (Signed Copy)
Arthur Tress
Planets (Signed Copy)
2007
Book softbound
8-5/8 x 9-5/8 in. (219 x 244 mm)
Published by Lodima Press, 2007, first edition, softbound. Photographs and text by Arthur Tress. Softbound copies limited to 1,000 copies. This is a signed copy. Tress' wonderous round close-up still lifes taken to resemble distant planets. Beautifully printed in Belgium. A Lodima Press Portfolio.
Price: $40 (ref. 9699)