Ross Bleckner: Photographs. Art direction and design by Jack Woody and Tony Payne. Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe 1998. 124 pp. Small oblong folio (9.75 x 14.75 in./25.5 x 38 cm.) Edition of 150 numbered copies.* SIGNED by Ross Bleckner in silver marker on title page and dated, '3.99'; additionally SIGNED by designer adn Twin Palms' publisher Jack Woody on colophon page. Clothbound with debossed cover design. 95 sheet-fed gravure reproductions. Matching cloth slipcase.
Edition Note: The colophon mentions the regular edition of 3000 copies plus a limited edition of 100 in clam shell case with print. However, even though there is an edition number, '58/150,' there on the page, the colophon makes no mention of this slipcased edition.
"Ross Bleckner's deeply personal camera work travels over the intimate contours of a lover's body and the pages of his daily newspaper. Collaged and blurred, inverted, enlarged and cropped, the artist juxtaposes paragraphs of newspaper type with pictures that suggest his intent, but stop short of revealing a true purpose. The enigmatic and absurd landslide of images that inundate our daily lives falls across the pages of this book and are mounted like so many strange butterflies on every page. At times, even when we are sure of what is before us, succeeding and opposing images intimate that all is not as it appears. Perhaps the lines of type and lush contours of a torso are a cumulative autobiography-an effort by the artist to suggest that all we reach out to and all we touch is the mirror that becomes us."--the publisher