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Modica, Andrea. PHOTOGRAPHERS AT WORK: MINOR LEAGUE PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREA MODICA. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1993. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 60 pages. As New. Signed.

Collection of black-and-white photographs. The first and only edition. Published as part of the prestigious and collectible "Photographers At Work" Series by The Smithsonian Institution in an extremely small and limited print run as a softcover original only. A brilliant production by Andrea Modica and Katy Homans: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Andrea Modica. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents some of the finest portraits by the brilliant photographer on the American national pastime, baseball. Modica photographed each of her subjects "in situ", between breaks of a practice session or an actual game. Whether she intended it or not, the portraits have an appeal that is undeniable yet un-flamboyant and understated. These baseball players (they are all from the "farm teams" of the New York Yankees) are dashing, handsome, all-American men indeed, not model types but unself-conscious icons of masculinity. An artist who has explored nothing less than the mysteries of life, Andrea Modica deserves a much larger audience than the cult following she currently enjoys. A Guggenheim Fellow, Modica has been the subject of exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe. Her work is in the Permanent Collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. A "must-have" title for Andrea Modica completists. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Andrea Modica. Modica indicated that this is the first copy of this title she has signed. This title had very limited distribution, has been out-of-print for a very long time, and is now collectible. This is the only signed copy available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 26 plates. One of the finest living American photographers. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDREA MODICA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 156098290X. $100.00

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