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Mahurin, Matt. MATT MAHURIN: PHOTOGRAPHS. Santa Fe, NM: Twin Palms Publishing, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 96 pages. As New. Signed.

The artist/photographer's second collection. One of the finest art photography books of the last decade of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 175 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the regular trade edition. An austerely elegant production by Matt Mahurin and Jack Woody: Oversize-volume format. Handsome brown linen cloth boards with blind-stamped titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Matt Mahurin. Matching black cloth slipcase with titles on the cover and spine. Printed in rich gravure on thick uncoated stock paper by EBS in Verona, Italy to the very highest standards. In publisher's original shrinkwrap. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the artist/photographer's most representative and finest work thus far. "In 1989, Twelvetrees Press published the first book of Matt Mahurin's haunted, singular, and puzzling images. After working for several years in digital imagery, writing, and directing a feature film, Mahurin returned to the simplicity of the camera and darkroom. The photographs reflect the mood and vision of his first monograph and include work from America, France, Nicaragua, Ireland, and Mexico. Mahurin's vision straddles two worlds: Daytime glimpses out of the corner of the mind's eye and night visions we might spy with our eyes closed. Ordinary moments captured in mid-gesture are infused with an unexpected ritualism. The photograph becomes a frozen prayer to the perpetual rhythm of everyday life" (Publisher's blurb). At his very best, Matt Mahurin is a transcendent artist who captures the inscrutable mystery and elusive beauty of our world, a kindred spirit of Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Clarence John Laughlin, and Keith Carter. A haunting beauty of a book, this is a "must-have" title for Matt Mahurin collectors. This copy is one of a Limited Edition, indicated as such on the Front Limitation Page, and is prominently and beautifully signed and dated (in the year of publication) in black fountain pen by the artist/photographer: "Matt Mahurin 1999". It is signed directly on the page, not on a tipped-in page. This Limited Edition has been out-of-print for a long time and is now increasingly difficult to find. This is one of extremely few copies of the Limited Slipcased Edition still available online, is still in the publisher's original shrinkwrap, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Copies now command as much as $500 online. A very scarce signed copy thus. 45 sheet-fed gravure plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MATT MAHURIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0944092616. $300.00

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