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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 Paul Graham: A1-The Great North Road (SIGNED)

    Paul Graham's first book, published in 1983. In 1981 & 1982, Graham traveled along the A1, The Great North Road that runs the entire length of England. As Rupert Martin describes his foreword, Graham’ . . .
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    The Photo Book
     
    Go to this Auction Paul Graham: Troubled Land (SIGNED)

    "At first sight [the photographs in A Troubled Land] seduce you into viewing them simply as landscapes which accounts for people's desire to engage with them. But they're booby-trapped and launch the . . .
    $595
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    Go to this Auction Ugo Mulas: New York: The New Art Scene (INSCRIBED, in Slipcase)

    "Inspired by the strong American presence at the 1964 Venice Biennale, the Italian photographer Ugo Mulas made three extended visits to New York over the following years. The result [is this] massive, . . .
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    The Book of 101 Books
     
    Go to this Auction Irving Penn: Worlds in a Small Room

    "Beginning in 1948, when he photographed the Peruvian Indians in Cuzco, Penn has traveled the world to compile these 'records of physical presence.' He has set up his 'ambulant studio' on the edges o . . .
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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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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 . . .
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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. . . .
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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 . . .
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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 . . .
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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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