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This week's auctions skew toward the contemporary. We're thrilled to have a SIGNED copy of one of our very favorite books of the last ten years, Lieko Shiga's Canary, a series whose gorgeous tableaux vacillates between dreams and reality. Writing about The Stage by Donigan Cumming, Parr and Badger say that "the only photographer who can be compared to him in terms of making transgressive portraits is Diane Arbus. Each individual portrait represents a little psychodrama played out on the stage that is the picture frame."

Also on the block:
  • Josef Sudek: Mostecko/Humboldtka
  • The rare Czech Modernist children's book, Svezte se s námi (Take a Ride with Us) with photomontages by Josef Hons & Valentová Zdenka
  • A sweet copy of the Lee Friedlander classic, The American Monument



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    Go to this Auction Donigan Cumming: The Stage (SIGNED)

    "Donigan Cumming is a unique talent. The only photographer who can be compared to him in terms of making transgressive portraits is Diane Arbus"; "each individual portrait represents a little psychodr . . .
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Lieko Shiga: Canary (Signed)

    Lieko Shiga won the 2009 Young Photographer prize at the prestigious ICP Infinity Awards. In Canary, from 2007, Lieko Shiga comb . . .
    $295
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    Go to this Auction Jens Olof Lasthein: White Sea Black Sea.

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    "Jens Olof Lasthein’s book is a visual journey from the White Sea in the north to th . . .
    $395
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Josef Sudek: Mostecko/Humboldtka

    Stunning panoramic landscape work by Sudek photographed in the 50s, but not published until around the time of the Soviet invasion. Pictured is an area in the Central Czech uplands, and show Sudek's e . . .
    $565
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    Go to this Auction Josef Hons & Valentová Zdenka: Svezte se s námi (Take a Ride with Us)--Scare Czech Children's Book

    The twelve photomontages in this super-rare Czech children's book are designed in a High Modernist style that is full of whimsical juxtapositions of text, image and illustrated figures, who observe th . . .
    $595
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    Go to this Auction Sebastien Girard: Nothing But Home (SIGNED) + Desperate Cars (2 Books)

    Nothing But Home is included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. It was selected as one of the Best Books of 2009 by Markus Sch . . .
    $395
    4d 2h 21m
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Oliver Sieber: Imaginary Club (SIGNED)

    Winner of the 2014 Paris Photo Photobook of the Ye . . .
    $265
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    Go to this Auction Jitka Hanzlová: Forest

    Jitka Hanzlová was the recipient of the 2007 Paris Photo Prize "Hanzlová’s new work, Forest, continues the cycle of her work ab . . .
    $395
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Lee Friedlander: The American Monument

    In our opinion, probably the most important title in the Friedlander cannon. Writing in Roth, et. al., The Book of 101 Books, Vince Aletti describes The American Monument as "almost maniacally inclusi . . .
    $795
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    The Book of 101 Books
     
    Go to this Auction Lee Friedlander: Flowers and Trees

    The gorgeously reproduced plates in Flowers and Trees highlight the myriad ways that Friedlander explores the play between depth of field and textural, dimensional illusion. That Friedlander wa . . .
    $495
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    Go to this Auction Nadav Kander: Yangtze, The Long River

    "The Yangtze river flows 4,100 miles across China, traveling from its furthest westerly point in the Qinghai province to Shanghai in the east. The river is embedded in the consciousness of the Chinese . . .
    $295
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    Go to this Auction Doug & Mike Starn: To Find God Not the Devil's Insides (SIGNED)

    "Doug and Mike Starn bring to this publication their insatiable creativity to express their personal philosophy. Each page represents a segment of an original artwork, Black Pulse 3. An actual dry lea . . .
    $195
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    Go to this Auction Anouk Kruithof: Head with Wings

    Selected as one of the Best Books of 2011 by Raymond Meeks.
    Do you see something there? Why are you standing still all of a sudden?
    "With those words begin Anouk Kruithof’s trip in . . .
    $95
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    Go to this Auction Walter Koelzer: Bibliography of Photographic and Cinematographic Periodicals, 1840 – 1940

    An insanely comprehensive scholarly reference that compiles citations and publishing history for film and photo periodicals during their formative years. . . .
    $145

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    Go to this Auction Andy Warhol's Index (Book) -- Hardbound with 3-D Cover (with Two Warhol Signatures)

    "Index (Book) is one of the most important and exuberant Pop art objects ever published."--Parr & Badger

    "My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person doi . . .
    $3995

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    Go to this Auction Hamish Fulton: Roads and Paths

    "An artist among walkers, a walker among artists: Hamish Fulton is a strange and inspiring figure."--Laura Cumming, Hamish Fulton: Walk; Turner and the Elements," The Guardian. [bid or read more]

    $95

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    Go to this Auction (Czech Photographers): M. Hak; V. Reichmann; J. Lauschmann & Z. Feyfar (SNKLU & Odeon Monographs)

    Surveys of key Czech photographers that are little known in the West. . . .
    $395

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    Go to this Auction Hiroshi Sugimoto: Motion Picture

    Perhaps Sugimoto's best known series. Published on the occasion of an exhibition at Galleria SPSAS, Locarno, August 5-September 24, 1995. . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Sasha Stone: Les Femmes

    Sasha Stone (1895-1940) belonged to the circle around the constructivist periodical "G", which included Moholy-Nagy, Mies van der Rohe, El Lissitzky and Walter Benjamin. He created the photomontage fo . . .
    $1495

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    Go to this Auction Todd Hido: Taft Street (One Picture Book, No. 6--Rare, Slipcased 4 Vol. Set with 4 Variant Prints!)

    One of the more sought after titles in the this now-famous series!
    "Todd Hido's first monograph, House Hunting, was recently published to wide critical acclaim. We are now pleased to announce the . . .
    $1295

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    Go to this Auction Edouard Boubat: La Survivance (Survival)--Inscribed

    A stunning survey of Boubat's long career printed in luscious gravure! Literally translated 'La survivance' would mean, simply, survival. The French meaning implies not just survival, but stubborn pe . . .
    $1295

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    Go to this Auction Boris Mikhailov: Krymskaja Fotomanija / Photomania in Crimea (SIGNED, Ltd. Ed., 1/200)

    "In Photomania in Crimea Boris Mikhailov works with the cross-fading and super-imposition of human bodies and the karst, elemental costal landscape of the Crimean peninsula. The protagonists ha . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Sebastião Salgado: An Uncertain Grace (Hardbound, SIGNED)

    This collection of photographs by Sebastiao Salgado represents two decades of work. From Andean villages, mining shanty-towns in the Brazilian jungle to refugee camps in famine-stricken Ethiopia, Chad . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Stephen Gill - Archaeology in Reverse (SIGNED, Limited Edition with Print)

    "Stephen Gill has learned this: to haunt the places that haunt him. His photo-accumulations demonstrate a tender vision factored out of experience; alert, watchful, not overeager, wary of that mendaci . . .
    $395

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    Go to this Auction Esaias Baitel: Zonen

    "In the nineteen seventies, photographer Esaias Baitel lived in France, in the Parisian suburb of Aubervilliers, for five years, which, among other things, resulted in a book and an exhibition that ha . . .
    $475

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    Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Lines of My Hand (1972 First Edition)--with "New York City, 1948" Cover

    As Parr and Badger write, "Everything [Frank] does is a diary, a confession." The books retrospective tone is . . .
    $2995

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    Go to this Auction Jouko Lehtola: Finlandia

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    "Lehtola is a Finnish photographer, born in Helsinki, and most widely known for his la . . .
    $325

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    Go to this Auction Miroslav Hak: Ocima Svet Kolem Nas (Eyes of the World Around Us)

    Included in the superb anthology M+M. Auer: 802 Photo Books.
    Miroslav Hak is one of the least kn . . .
    $395

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