Signed by the 86 year old legend in my presence on November 8th. Michals wrote a bit of one of his classic "poems" just surrounding his signature.Yes, Ok, Sometimes, Something, Now, Duane Michals, All at once. Brand new and only opened to be signed and photographed. Signed on the title page. A Time Best PhotoBook of 2014. This is a retrospective not of Duane Michals' work but, rather, his sensibility.
Here in one small volume is all the wit, charm, serious intent, and artfulness of Michals himself, plus his signature antic wisdom to make it a joyful ride. The legendary photographer relates intimate themes of his life and art in a scrapbook memoir illustrated by his worksfrom portraits of Magritte to Warhol, to painted tintypes, and the revolutionary multiple-image sequences and handwritten texts for which he is best knownand by pieces from his personal art collection. Whether a portrait of Eugène Atget by Berenice Abbott, collages by Joseph Cornell, or drawings by David Hockney, the works of Michalss artistic lodestars sit alongside his own haunting imagessome never-before-publishedand his mordantly funny, playful, humble, and heartbreaking observations on art, photography, and liferevealing the creative obsessions of a uniquely beloved artist. The images and texts by Duane Michals assembled here are, like the artist himselfimpossible to categorize; perhaps there is no better way to organize them than alphabetically.
Whether recalling encounters with many of the past centurys most illustrious artists (Balthus, Duchamp), celebrating literary heroes (Whitman, Joyce), addressing essential human concerns (Grief, Childrens Stories, Homosexuality, God), or revealing deeply personal snippets of life with a partner suffering from dementia (Fred Said). Is a creative autobiography and the perfect primer for Michalss vastly influential body of workboth for those who have loved it for the past half-century, and those being delighted by it for the first time.
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This is a final sale. This item is absolutely genuine in all respects, as is every item I sell. Carefully wrapped and securely, as always.
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DUANE MICHALS ABCDuane A PRIMER 2014 HC 1st ED/1st PRINT NEW! ABC" is in sale since Thursday, November 29, 2018. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "galleriek" and is located in New York, New York.
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