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This week's auction listings are stacked with multi-item lots: twenty books (and related items) in six lots featuring Bruce Davidson, Ryan McGinley, and a lot of four signed books by William Klein yet to come. Also included is a collection of six early works by Les Krims: all three boxed sets (The Deerslayers, The Little People of America 1971 and The Incredible Case of the Stack O'Wheat Murders) plus Making Chicken Soup, Fictcryptokrimsographs and Eight Photographs. Krims, well into his sixties, has had something of a meteoric career revival, his work having caught the attention of such cultural and style arbiters as Ryan McGinley, Ken Miller and Jen Brill as well as the uber-hip publications Vice and Purple.
Also on the block is the scarce hardbound edition (only 1/100) of Richard Misrach's first book, published by Grapestake gallery, which Parr and Badger call his "masterwork in terms of book-making;" the rare Frederick Sommer monograph that appeared as Aperture 10:4 1962 (1939–1962 Photographs) and Lewis Baltz's seminal New Topographics photo-essay The New Industrial Parks Near Irvine. Be sure to check out Eric Miles' presentation where he talks about the idiosyncratic career of Les Krims. Thanks as always for looking!!
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