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Palma, Luis Gonzalez (Artist/Photographer) & Najera, Francisco (Contribution). LUIS GONZALEZ PALMA 1993. Chicago, IL: Schneider-Bluhm-Loeb Gallery, 1993. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 10 pages. Fine.

Rare Luis Gonzalez Palma collectible item. Exhibition catalog. One of the earliest catalogs ever published on the artist/photographer. The first and only edition. Published in a very small and limited print run of 500 copies as a softcover original only. The catalog is now very scarce. An austerely elegant production by Luis Gonzalez Palma: Small-size volume format. Glossy pictorial softcovers, as issued. Photographs by Luis Gonzalez Palma. The artist/photographer interspersed his work with poems by Francisco Najera, which are presented in both the Spanish original and English translation by Joan Lindgren. Printed on thick coated stock paper in Chicago to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Schneider-Blum-Loeb Gallery in 1993, a "follow-up" to his debut 1992 exhibition. Luis Gonzalez Palma, who is now based in Argentina, has gained enormous and well-deserved international recognition over the past decade for his portraits that are rich with the symbolism of indigenous myth and culture, Catholicism and humanity. The figures that inhabit Gonzalez Palma's mythic world (angels, devils, hybrid creatures, and enigmatic characters) transcend time and place, suggesting that mysticism and beauty are his ultimate subject matter. Regarded by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez as the finest living Latin-American photographer of his generation, the late great writer used "La Rosa" (duotone with oil varnish) for the DJ cover of his novel, "Of Love and Other Demons". Gonzalez Palma's photograph of a woman garlanded with a skull, toned and white flowers on her hair is a striking image that, by itself, captures what he is trying to say about the paradox of Latin America: A continent of ineffable beauty and unspeakable pain at the same time. A lovely memento. An absolute "must-have" title for Luis Gonzalez Palma collectors. This title is now highly collectible and almost impossible to find. One of the earliest publications on Luis Gonzalez Palma, it is a gem of a catalog, very beautifully conceived and produced. As far as we know, this is the only copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 5 full-page color plates. One of the finest living Latin-American artist/photographers. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LUIS GONZALEZ PALMA TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $30.00

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