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This week's auction highlights include a signed copy of the Robert Adams' classic What We Bought: The New World; one of the rarest of the 10 volumes from Roni Horn's series, Ísland: To Place; Christian Boltanski's Inventaire des objets ayant appartenu à une femme de Bois-Colombes. We've got a SIGNED Sugimoto and Kitajima, shrink wrapped Winogrand & MORE.

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Go to this Auction Robert Adams: What We Bought: The New World (First Edition, INSCRIBED)

This book of Robert Adams' photographs from the 1970s focuses on the city of Denver, CO. These desolate images of suburban housing developments, shopping malls, cars, and supermarkets mourn the victor . . .
$395
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Go to this Auction Scot Sothern: Lowlife (Limited Editin, 1/200)

"I hope the book makes the viewer pause and think about the implications of the work; the fucked-up-ness people are living through on curbs and gutters not all that far from where we live."--Scot Soth . . .
$295
4d 14h 56m
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Go to this Auction Roni Horn: Lava (Ísland: To Place, vol. 3)

One of the harder-to-find titles in Roni Horn's Ísland: To Place, her magisterial ten-volume exploration of the psycho-visual topography of Iceland. Combining the 'typological' impulse of the . . .
$995
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Go to this Auction The Maxims of Men Disclose Their Hearts: The Journal of Joel-Peter Witkin (SIGNED, Ltd. Ed.)

A gorgeous piece of book-making! Reproduction of the personal journal of Joel-Peter Witkin with three signed platinum prints. Sewn boards binding with Cave handmade natural flax paper covers and Japan . . .
$195
4d 15h 6m
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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 15h 11m
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Go to this Auction Christian Boltanski: Inventaire des objets ayant appartenu à une femme de Bois-Colombes

Included in Parr/Badger, The Photobook: A History, vol. III. A seminal early artist's book for Boltanski. "In this laying out of a life for our contempl . . .
$595
4d 15h 16m
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The Photo Book
 
Go to this Auction The Work of Atget (John Szarkowski and Maria Morris Hambourg) 4 vols.--(Vol. 3 Inscribed)

This four-volume Atget set based on the MoMA's landmark series of exhibitions (1981-1985) remains one the finest works of scholarship in the history of photography ever produced.

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$465
4d 15h 21m
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Go to this Auction Shomei Tomatsu: 11.02 Nagasaki

"American curator and critic Leo Rubenstein described Tomatsu's Nagasaki photographs as 'sad, haggard facts', noting that, as Tomatsu wandered with his camera, 'beneath the surface there was a grief s . . .
$795
4d 15h 26m
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The Photo Book The Book of 101 Books
 
Go to this Auction Hiroshi Sugimoto (2005 Major Exhibition Catalogue)--SIGNED, With Signed Letter.

"Hiroshi Sugimoto's images freeze time and space, revealing the workings of our own vision, slowing down the act of perception long enough that it becomes a palpable component of his work. His earlies . . .
$295
4d 15h 41m
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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
4d 15h 51m
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Go to this Auction Garry Winogrand: Public Relations (Shrink Wrapped Copy)

"[What Winogrand] has given us in these photographs is a unilateral report of how we behaved under pressure during a time of costumes and causes, and of how extravagantly, outrageously, and continuous . . .
$265
4d 16h 1m
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Go to this Auction Keizo Kitajima: Portraits + Places (SIGNED)

"[Ktajima's] series, Portraits + Places has been on-going since 1989 and explores the simultaneous connection and disconnection between humans and the places they inhabit. Originally a street . . .
$125
30d 15h 41m
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Go to this Auction Robert Polidori: Havana

Polidori's Havana, a superbly printed, oversized book of color photographs, was the subject of a feature article in The New York Times when it was released. Polidori, known primarily for his architect . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Paul Kooiker & Erk Kessels: Terribly Awesome Photobooks (APE#24)

"For several years, Paul Kooiker and Erik Kessels have organized evenings for friends in which they share the strangest photo books in their collections. The books shown are rarely available in regula . . .
$125

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Go to this Auction Information (1970 Museum of Modern Art Catalogue)

This seminal catalogue of Conceptual Art, from a 1970 MoMA exhibition that was eons ahead of its time, is itself a brilliant photobook. Among other things, it documents a key instance in which 60s po . . .
$365

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Go to this Auction Richard Avedon: Portraits (Inscribed, Association Copy )

"You can't get at the thing itself, the real nature of the sitter, by stripping away the surface. The surface is all you've got. You can only get beyond the surface by working with the surface."-Richa . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Todd Hido: Taft Street (One Picture Book, No. 6--Rare, Slipcased 4 Vol. Set with 4 Variant Prints!)

One of the more sought after titles in the this now-famous series!
"Todd Hido's first monograph, House Hunting, was recently published to wide critical acclaim. We are now pleased to announce the . . .
$1200

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Go to this Auction Nick Brandt: Cheetah In Tree, Masai Mara (2003)

"I'm waiting for the moment where the animal seems like they're posing or where they've set themselves into a landscape like an Edward Curtis."--Nick Brandt, quoted in a feature on the [bid or read more]

$4995

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Go to this Auction Jitka Hanzlová: Forest

Jitka Hanzlová was the recipient of the 2007 Paris Photo Prize "Hanzlová’s new work, Forest, continues the cycle of her work ab . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Josef Koudelka: Exiles (First U.K. Edition, Double Signed)

Koudelka's follow-up to Gypsies is a study of the physical and spiritual state of exile, investigating the lives of people in that situation, for one reason or another. Koudelka's brilliant pho . . .
$1295

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Go to this Auction Josef Koudelka: Gypsies (INSCRIBED)

"Koudelka's photographs aim at a distillation of a pattern of human values: a pattern that involves large gesture, brave style, precious camaraderie and bitter loneliness. The pattern and texture of h . . .
$885

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Go to this Auction Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life

Very scarce catalogue by one the most influential photographers working today. "Wolfgang Tillmans (German, born 1968) uses photography to explore the nature of pictures while looking at the contempora . . .
$265

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Go to this Auction Bernd & Hilla Becher: Ephemera & Catalogues (Limited Edition, 1/50, SIGNED)

Produced by Librairie 213 this handsome volume documents all of the ephemera, catalogues and books published by the renowned team of Bernd and Hilla Becher. From their very first appearance in a 1964 . . .
$395

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Go to this Auction Ed Ruscha: Dutch Details

The most rare and sought after Ruscha title. Although the Octopus Foundation published a large edition of 3000 copies, the majority of Dutch Details print run was mistakenly destroyed in a warehouse, . . .
$3995

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Go to this Auction Andy Warhol: America (1985 First Edition, SIGNED Twice by Warhol)

"First published in 1985, America spans 10-years of photos taken by Warhol during his travels across the USA...America is peppered with Warhol’s paradoxically naïve and droll reflect . . .
$495

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Go to this Auction Jonas Bendiksen: Satellites

"This culmination of a fascinating seven-year photographic journey takes viewers through the countries and enclaves once held in orbit by the immense gravity of Moscow, the nucleus of the Soviet empir . . .
$295

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Go to this Auction Jonas Bendiksen: The Places We Live

"From 2005 to 2007 Jonas Bendiksen documented life in the slums of four different cities: Nairobi, Kenya; Mumbai, India; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Caracas, Venezuela. His lyrical images capture the dive . . .
$250

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