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Mahurin, Matt. MATT MAHURIN PHOTOGRAPHS. Pasadena, CA: Twelvetrees Press, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 100 pages. Fine/Fine.

The artist/photographer's breakthrough debut collection. One of the most sensational art photography debuts of the last decade of the 20th century. Limited Edition of 3000 copies. Should not be confused with the second collection (1999) published by Twin Palms a full decade later. An austerely elegant production by Matt Mahurin and Jack Woody: Oversize-volume format. Handsome maroon linen cloth boards with black titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Matt Mahurin. Each of the images is presented on the right-hand page only. Printed in rich gravure on thick uncoated stock paper in Tokyo, Japan to the very highest standards. In matching DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. "This dream-like book of photographs contains images made from within a Texas prison, inside a mental hospital, and from such diverse locations as Paris, London, Ireland, New York City, Haiti, and Nicaragua. These dark, disquieting pictures are successful in their collective evocation of a world frighteningly askew" (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 Back Limitation Page. This title has been out-of-print for almost twenty years, is now very difficult to find, and highly collectible. This is one of extremely few copies still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a collector's copy. A rare copy thus. 47 sheet-fed gravure plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MATT MAHURIN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0942642376. $350.00

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