E-MAIL NEWSLETTER  03.13.13 Vol 12.64
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The Garden by Alessandro Imbriaco
The Garden by Alessandro Imbriaco
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An Indecorous Disturbance, 1989 -- Jo Whaley
An Indecorous Disturbance, 1989 -- Jo Whaley

Global Folly: Early Work by Jo Whaley

We are excited to announce a new portfolio of images from her early work, Global Folly, by represented artist Jo Whaley. Two photographs from this series are included in our current exhibition, The Nude — Classical, Cultural, Contemporary. The human body has been used as a vehicle to examine a wide range of subjects, from concepts of fertility and the divine, to mathematical ratios, to social and cultural ideals. It is a practice that artists continue to engage with and explore to this day; the nude endures as an ideal subject for expressions of beauty, allegory, emotion and humanity. In this series, Whaley explores the question: "If our natural world is really a paradise, are we causing our own expulsion?"

For the photographs in Global Folly, Whaley created elaborate stage sets, painted backdrops and utilized gel filters to paint with light, "employing an expressive use of color, rather than a descriptive one." Whaley's highly controlled use of color emanates a painterly, theatric quality in her photographs. The theatrical stage upon which her models pose elevates the fictional narrative to the allegorical myth of the Garden of Eden. However, Whaley poses the concept of a "global folly" — the garden's decay at the hand of human intervention.

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For more information on Jo Whaley's work or to inquire about purchasing a print, please email Anne Kelly or call 505-988-5159 ext. 121.


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 Art�Photo�Index

Art Photo Index Featured Artist: Monica Denevan

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 photo-eye�Auctions
Roberta Bayley's Punk: The Book is an amazing tribute to the vibrant, early years of the New York City scene centered around the seminal publication Punk, founded in 1976 by John Holmstrom and Legs McNeil, as well as the club CBGB. Bayley was one of the primary contributing photographers for Punk as well as the long time CBGB's door person. This limited edition of just 76 copies contains 25 photos — among them, images so iconic that they continue to exert their influence on the visual culture of rock and roll decades later.

Also on the block this week: prints by William Eggleston and Sally Mann, PLUS rare titles by Wolfgang Tillmans and the brilliant LA Conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg (just now getting his due) and much more! Be sure to check out Eric's presentation below where he discusses several of this week's offerings. Thanks as always for looking!
Don't Forget: All books shown in the Post-Auction Sale Inventory are available at the low opening bid prices shown!



It's a great time to consign! For inquiries regarding the sale of a single book or print, or an entire library or collection, contact Eric Miles, Director of Rare Books & Online Auctions
Bids shown below are current as of 2:36 pm MT, 03.13.2013
If you have auction items (valued at $250 or more) to consign, please e-mail us.
Auction Item High/Opening Bid Time Left  
Roberta Bayley: PUNK: The Book (Ltd. Ed., 1/76, with 25 Photos, SIGNED by 5 Punk Luminaries!): Roberta Bayley: PUNK: The Book (Ltd. Ed., 1/76, with 25 Photos, SIGNED by 5 Punk Luminaries!) $1,295
23h 23m
Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life (Scarce 2002 Catalogue): Wolfgang Tillmans: Still Life (Scarce 2002 Catalogue) $245
23h 33m
Helmut Newton: Special Collection: 24 Photo Lihtos: Helmut Newton: Special Collection: 24 Photo Lihtos $295
23h 38m
Allen Ruppersberg: 23 Pieces (1968): Allen Ruppersberg: 23 Pieces (1968) $95
23h 43m
William Eggleston: SIGNED Print from Faulkner's Mississippi : William Eggleston: SIGNED Print from Faulkner's Mississippi $1,850
23h 53m
William Eggleston (Rare Fondation Cartier Exhibition Catalogue)--SIGNED: William Eggleston (Rare Fondation Cartier Exhibition Catalogue)--SIGNED $125
23h 58m
Michael Wolf: Tokyo Compression (First Edition!): Michael Wolf: Tokyo Compression (First Edition!) $345
1d 0h 3m
Sally Mann: House Mountain,  Rockbridge County (1972-73): Sally Mann: House Mountain, Rockbridge County (1972-73) $1,895
1d 0h 8m
Robert Adams: Lot of 4 Signed Books: Robert Adams: Lot of 4 Signed Books $230
1d 0h 18m
Jan Saudek: Dopisy (Letters): Jan Saudek: Dopisy (Letters) $145
1d 0h 23m
 Shoji Ueda: Photographs (Vol. II)   : Shoji Ueda: Photographs (Vol. II) $90
1d 0h 28m
Ryuji Miyamoto: Architectural Apocalypse: Ryuji Miyamoto: Architectural Apocalypse $195
1d 0h 33m
  Ian Lambot & Greg Girard: City of Darkness: Life In Kowloon Walled City (Scarce HB First Edition!): Ian Lambot & Greg Girard: City of Darkness: Life In Kowloon Walled City (Scarce HB First Edition!) $295
1d 0h 38m
Kurt Blum & Michele Parrella: Immagine di una fabbrica [Pictures of a Factory]--1959 First Edition  : Kurt Blum & Michele Parrella: Immagine di una fabbrica [Pictures of a Factory]--1959 First Edition $295
26d 0h 43m


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 photo-eye�Book�Reviews
Andres Gonzalez: Some(w)here

"Building a narrative is difficult work. Building a narrative with nothing but photographs is very difficult work but, Some(w)here by Andres Gonzalez aims at doing just that. Some(w)here is the story of a modest journey. It attempts, with varying degrees of success, to portray the journey in an arc. As the book's title implies the details are vague. Some(w)here is the story of an anonymous geography populated by anonymous people and buildings. Gonzalez's style is conducive to achieving this. His pictures are casual, uncomplicated and soft. He chooses his details with the same taste for symbols our dreams have: birds in flight, windows, people walking through the rain with umbrellas. He favors mist and drizzle, snow and fog, the blur of lights moving and fluoresce." — from Christopher Johnson's review of Some(w)here by Andres Gonzalez

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Enrique Metinides: 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides

"Any discussion of Enrique Metinides will deal with the Weegee factor at some point, so let's get that out of the way first. The comparison is probably inescapable. Both photographers made their name as press shooters, tracking down the crime scenes and accidents that comprise the underbelly of any large city. Both men had an inner radar for disaster scenes and a prurient attraction to their aftermath. And both men saw their finished work published for decades in newsprint before being later re-examined and claimed by the art world. To Norteamericanos encountering the work of Metinides for the first time, 'The Mexican Weegee' seems a natural epithet." — from Blake Andrews' review of 101 Tragedies of Enrique Metinides by Enrique Metinides

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Amy Stein & Stacy Arezou Mehrfar: Tall Poppy Syndrome

"How can a country with spell-check-busting town names like Mollymook, Ulladulla, Bendalong, and Dubbo reject individualism? How can an island that doubles as a continent, populated by fantastic creatures like kangaroos, koalas, and Crocodile Dundee, be inclined to suppress the exceptional? But — tall poppy syndrome — there it is. Things that stand out must be cut down to size. Conformity rules. Keep your head down. Not a typical American value set, though we Midwesterners tend to know a thing or two about modesty." — from George Slade's review of Tall Poppy Syndrome by Amy Stein & Stacy Arezou Mehrfar

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Stephen Dupont: Raskols

"In 2004, The Economist ranked 139 capital cities all over the world in order of 'livability;' Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea ranked last. That same year Stephen Dupont traveled to Papua New Guinea to make the photographs included in his new monograph, Raskols: The Gangs of Papua New Guinea. The problem in Papua New Guinea is a common one in the third world. An exponentially growing population, lack of education, high unemployment rate and corruption at all levels of government breed a sense of mistrust in the system while economic opportunities are limited at best — leaving people struggling to feed their growing families, with no access to healthcare and little hope for a better life. Calling themselves raskols, the gang members photographed by Dupont have not reverted to a life of crime by choice, but by necessity." — from Erin Azouz's review of Raskols by Stephen Dupont

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 Focus�on�Out-of-Print�Books
Sante D'Orazio: Sante D'Orazio Photographs Sante D'Orazio Photographs

Going for as much as $100 in new condition online, we have a few shrinkwrapped copies for sale at $45.

"One of the most important and exquisite fashion and editorial photographers today, D'Orazio here presents a generous sampling of his best work with supermodel and entertainment celebrities. Working editorially with such magazines as Vogue, Esquire, Detour, and Vanity Fair, he consistently blends art and fashion in a sophisticated, intelligent way. This is a welcome follow-up to his widely successful first monograph, A Private View." —the publisher READ MORE

Cat# AE024H Hardbound List Price: $45.00
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 Book�of�the�Week
Alessandro Imbriaco: The Garden Alessandro Imbriaco: The Garden

"Over the last five years Alessandro Imbriaco has been photographing issues around housing problems in Rome. This has led him to explore the peripheral and hidden spaces of the city.

'The Garden' is one of these places. It is a small swamp next to the Aniene River, under a flyover on the ring road circling the eastern outskirts of Rome. Attempts have been made to protect its flora and fauna by designating the area as a nature reserve, though these efforts have failed and it remains abandoned and with no environmental protection. Yet it has ended up protecting other living creatures: Angela, a six-year-old child, was born here and grew up here with her parents Piero, from Sicily, and Luba, from Russia, in a shack under the flyover. They have found sanctuary in the swamp — a safe shelter, hidden from the rest of the city — a different and invisible existence, unimaginable to all those who drive over the flyover every day." — the publisher

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Cat# ZF347H Hardbound List Price: $48.00
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The Garden

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