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Greenfield-Sanders, Timothy (Photographer); Mercurio, Gianni (Contributor) & Various Subjects. MOVIE STARS: RITRATTI DI TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS ("MOVIE STARS: PHOTOGRAPHS OF TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS") . Milan, Italy: SKIRA Ginevbra-Milano, 2007. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 95 pages. Fine.

Exhibition catalog. The first and only edition. Published in an extremely small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. A brilliant production by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Marcello Francone: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcovers, which feature a portrait of Woody Allen on the cover, and white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders. Text by Gianni Mercurio. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Milan, Italy to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Museo Carlo Bilotti Rome from October 17, 2007 through January 13, 2008. Presents the celebrity portraits of Timothy Greenfield-Sanders for the very first time in book form. Here are Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Matthew Broderick, Matt Dillon, Anne Hathaway, Ethan Hawke, Alfred Hitchcock, Nicole Kidman, Jodie Foster, Julianne Moore, Guy Pearce, Vanessa Redgrave, Steven Spielberg, and Orson Welles, among many others, in some of their most soulful sittings ever, in "pictures of people who are looking at us". Every single portrait is "full-frontal", with the subject looking straight into the camera, shyly and confidently, casually and seriously, a compelling, irrefutable presence (which surely helps explain why they are stars in the first place). The photographs are composed with a simplicity, rigor, and austerity that remind one of the work of Peter Hujar. There is none of the knowing "inside" joke or sly comment one finds in most "post-modern" portraiture. One of the best celebrity-portrait collections of our time, this is a "must-have" title for Timothy Greenfield-Sanders collectors. This presentation copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and inscribed in black marker on the title page by the photographer: "You are a movie star! Timothy Greenfield-Sanders". The recipient is named. This is an Import title, sold out upon publication, and is now highly collectible. This is the only copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 50 plates. Timothy Greenfield-Sanders is Resident Photographer of Vanity Fair Magazine and was commissioned by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) to photograph 700 American figures for its Permanent Collection. One of the finest living American photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). $300.00

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