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Finley, Karen. A DIFFERENT KIND OF INTIMACY: THE COLLECTED WRITINGS OF KAREN FINLEY. New York City, NY: Thunder's Mouth Press, 2000. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 329 pages. As New. Signed.

Landmark retrospective collection of the author's finest work. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published as a softcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A beautiful production by Thunder's Mouth Press: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on cover and spine, as issued. The covers are a "wraparound", which utilize a color photographic reproduction of a naked woman by Annie Leibovitz, considered one of her best photographs. Text by Karen Finley. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the uninhibited yet tenderly, even poignantly lyrical performance art of Karen Finley. Her subject is sexual desire, in all its rapture, rawness, passion, pain, and sorrow. Audiences are often startled and embarrassed when Finley, in her live performances, such as the one for this book's national tour, undresses completely before them. She has been a major influence on male rock bands who perform nude for the better part of, if not throughout, their concerts. "Finley is a real artist, who makes art to understand why she makes art. Her central themes are love and pain with riptides of rage" (Peter Schjeldahl). An absolute "must-have" title for Karen Finley collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black pen on the half-title page by the artist: "With pleasure + Best wishes in Chi-town Karen Finley". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is named. Laid-in is a pristine copy of the Souvenir Announcement of the event during which her signature was obtained. This title is now collectible. This is one of few signed copies of the First Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. One of the most important living performance artists. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KAREN FINLEY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1560252936. $40.00

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