Guarino, Lois. LOIS GUARINO: PHOTOGRAPHS. New York City, NY: Robert Mann Gallery, 1993. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New.

Exhibition Catalog, presented as an Artist Book. One of the most beautiful exhibition catalogs of its kind ever published. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Lois Guarino: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial glassine softcovers, as issued. Photograph and text by Lois Guarino. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition held at the Robert Mann Gallery in 1993. Presents Lois Guarino's dream-like photo-collages. She appears in the photographs as herself, Surrealist-inspired self-portraits that inevitably echo Francesca Woodman. But her visual language and aesthetics are different from Woodman's dark and tragic self-annihilation. "The story whick links all my work is the search for definition of my own identity. Whether it is a relationship with a parent who died or my quest for an understanding of spiritual life, my work presents areas of greatest concern to me at the moment I make them. In this way, the photographs serve as a form of diary entry" (Lois Guarino). Beautifully produced, with tact and subtlety, this is a gem. An absolute "must-have" title for Lois Guarino collectors. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is one of only two copies of the Exhibition Catalog still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. 14 photo-collage plates. One of the most brilliant American artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. . $20.00

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