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Westphal, Dirk (Photographer) & Sanders, Jeremy (Designer). ENDLESS BUMMER. New York City, NY: Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, 2009. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

Artist Book. One of the best conceptual art photography books of the decade. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. A stunningly beautiful production by Jeremy Sanders: Regular-sized volume format in oblong shape. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. The cover design is a work of art. Photographs by Dirk Westphal. The latter are presented on the right-hand side while the location where the photograph was taken is printed in black letters on the opposite page. Brief Afterword. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Dirk Westphal's collection of color photographs from all over the world, a witty homage to surfing, particularly "Endless Summer" (1966), the one film that made it a global phenomenon. The "bummer" in the title refers to the fact that in every photograph, the menace called the shark suddenly appears to ruin everything (we see its fin, but it's scary enough for the surfers and for us). The photographs were taken in such places as Australia, Bali, the British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Barbados, Nicaragua, the Bahamas, Costa Rica, the Andaman Island as well as Southern California, where the surf culture began and continues to flourish, the very real fear of sharks notwithstanding. Westphal's ambivalent feelings about surfing, especially its somewhat overblown mythical status, is beautifully captured by the photographs, which shatter the myth just a little. "Nothing cancels mellow beach vibes faster than the threat of a shark. Thows a little cold water onto surfing's overheated mythology" (Publisher's blurb). "Endless Summer" meets "Jaws". A "must-have" title for Dirk Westphal and contemporary art photography collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Dirk Westphal. His signature looks eerily like a shark's fin, too. This title is an instant collectible. This is one of extremely few signed copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A very scarce signed copy thus. 25 color plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A flawless copy. . ISBN 0982074727. $50.00

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