Social Graces. Photographs and text by Larry Fink. Aperture, Millerton, NY, 1984. 80 pp. First edition. This is number 101 in the edition. Quarto. Clothbound in slipcase containing book and folio with print. No dust jacket as issued. Numerous black-and-white reproductions.
NOTE: Original shrink-wrap shown in illustration.
Fink's photographs of social gatherings reveal the customs and expressions of two apparently different groups: those of the wealthy in his New York "black tie" pictures, and those living in the blue-collar community of Martins Creek, Pa., where Fink resides. "Beneath the thin surface of merriment and celebration he finds a world of small dramas where a smile belies anxiety and occasions or a party are revealed to embody moments of humor as well as doubt and despair."--the publisher.
This is an absolutely pristine, As New copy of this landmark work, in its limited edition; still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. Extremely scarce in such perfect condition.