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Leading off this week, an indelible image of the great Tom Waits, from a shoot with Robert Frank for the cover of the album 'Raindogs' and right before the making of Frank's film 'Candy Mountain', in which Waits starred.

Also on the block:
  • Anthon & Anna Beeke: Nude Alphabet
  • The important 1st edition of Walker Evans & James Agee: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
  • The hardbound issue of Willy Ronis' Belleville-Menilmontant with the fantastic abstract-expressionist cover design
  • Robert ParkeHarrison's The Architect's Brother (the SIGNED, Limited Edition)
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    Go to this Auction Robert Frank: Tom Waits in Tompkins Square Park, 1985 (from cover shoot for Waits' 'Raindogs')

    An indelible image of the great Tom Waits, from a shoot with Robert Frank for the cover of the album 'Raindogs' and right before the ma . . .
    $7995
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    Go to this Auction Anthon & Anna Beeke: Nude Alphabet

    The Nude Alphabet was famously pilfered by luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton with the help of artist Vanessa . . .
    $415
    4d 9h 51m
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    Go to this Auction Walker Evans & James Agee: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (First Edition)

    "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men sold about 600 copies and disappeared, but a reprinting in 1960 after Agee's death found an audience. His overwrought text has been worshiped as a masterpiece of . . .
    $1995
    4d 10h 1m
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    The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
     
    Go to this Auction Robert Adams: Listening to the River + Portrait in Landscapes + Los Angeles Spring (ALL SIGNED)

    "All that is clear is the perfection of what we were given, the unworthiness of our response, and the certainty, in view of our current deprivation, that we are judged."--Robert Adams.
    . . .
    $295
    4d 10h 6m
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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
    4d 10h 21m
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    Go to this Auction Willy Ronis: Belleville-Menilmontant (Rare Hardbound Edition)

    The scarce hardbound issue of Ronis's classic!
    Before his death in 2009, Willy Ronis was one of the last of the surviving documentary photographers in the humanist tradition of Kertesz and Cartie . . .
    $695
    4d 10h 26m
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    Go to this Auction Robert ParkeHarrison: The Architect's Brother (SIGNED, Limited Edition)

    Limited edition of a perennial photo-eye favorite! ParkeHarrison's fantastical, constructed landscapes speak of both the horror of humanity's carelessness with our land and the hopefulness that we can . . .
    $425
    4d 10h 31m
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    Go to this Auction Alessandra Sanguinetti: On the Sixth Day. Photographs (SIGNED)

    Included in Parr & Badger, The Photobook: A History, Vol. II.
    "Alessandra Sanguinetti’s vivid pho . . .
    $265
    4d 10h 36m
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Bruce Davidson: Time of Change + Subway (2011 Edition)--2 Books, Both SIGNED

    "In this third edition of what is now a classic of photographic literature, a sequence of 118 (including 25 previously unpublished) images transport the viewer through a landscape at times menacing, a . . .
    $195
    4d 10h 51m
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    Go to this Auction O. Winston Link: Night Trick + Ghost Trains

    Between 1955 and 1960, industrial photographer O. Winston Link pursued an impassioned personal quest: documenting the Norfolk and Western Line, the last American railroad to use steam powered engines. . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows (+ B-Sides Box + Silver Meadows Posters)--3 Items, 2 Signed

    Todd Hido is one of the most widely recognized and influential photographic artists of our time. Silver Meadows is the name of a street that runs through the neighborhood in Kent, Ohio where the artis . . .
    $225

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    Go to this Auction Bruce Davidson: Subway (Limited Edition, with Signed Dye-Transfer Print)

    The 2003 St.Ann's Press re-issue of Davidson's classic Subway, with a jaw-dropping dye-transfer print.
    From "Bruce Davidson's subway photography takes us to New York's heart," by Sean O' . . .
    $3750

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    Go to this Auction Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang (SIGNED)

    "Alongside Ed van der Elsken's 1956 work Love On the Left Bank, an altogether more staged kind of social document, Brooklyn Gang stands as one of the first in-depth photographic records of rebellious . . .
    $395

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    Go to this Auction Fotografie 1928-58 (Czech Portfolio of 20 Prints--Drtikol, Tmej, Funke, Sudek, Honty & Others)

    Under Jan Rezac, the State Belles Lettres Music and Art Publishers [SNKLHU] was Czechoslovakia's most prestigious Socialist publishing house during much the 1950s. An unlikely champion of Modernist ph . . .
    $695

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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 Elliot Erwitt: Son of Bitch (SIGNED)

    "The question of whether dogs have a sense of humor is often hotly debated, and I should like to take it up with Mr. Erwitt next time he has a moment..."--from P.G. Wodehouse's introduction. . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Sally Mann: At Twelve (SIGNED)

    "These girls still exist in an innocent world in which a pose is only a pose--what adults make of that pose may be the issue."--Anne Beattie, from the introduction. . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Stephen Shore: Uncommon Places, The Complete Works (SIGNED)

    "Published by Aperture in 1982 and long unavailable, Stephen Shore's legendary Uncommon Places has influenced a generation of photographers. Among the first artists to take color beyond advertising an . . .
    $95

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    Go to this Auction Emmet Gowin: Photographs (1st monograph, 1976) --SIGNED

    Emmet Gowin's first retrospective book. "It is Gowin's sensibility, rather than any specific visual style or carefully plotted ideational thrust, which is the hallmark and the unifying force of his oe . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Karl Blossfeldt: Urformen Der Kunst (1953 Edition, in Dust Jacket)

    The 1953 edition of Blossfeldt's now immensely popular series. As Parr and Badger point out, while Urformen der Kunst was "a key model for the 'typologies' school of contemporary German photography... . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction Ray K. Metzker: Landscapes (SIGNED)

    "Ray Metzker has repeatedly pushed an idea or a technique to the extreme, discovering its limits and its potential. With the conclusion of each of these forays to the edge, he has changed course drama . . .
    $295

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    Go to this Auction E.O. Hoppe: The Book Of Fair Woman

    "In 1920 the modalities of feminine beauty were in upheaval and fashion was the banner of the new woman's liberal style. Already famous in the London magazines for his portraits of fashion beauties, H . . .
    $395

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    Go to this Auction Sally Mann: Sweet Silent Thought (SIGNED)

    An elegant exhibition catalogue that features some of the images from Sally Mann's classic At Twelve. A very nice companion pie . . .
    $195

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    Go to this Auction Susan Lipper: Grapevine (Limited Edition with Print)

    Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III.
    "In Lipper’s photographs the gap between the photographer and those photographed is nar . . .
    $1495

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