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Cheon, Monica (Artist/Photographer) & Caslin, Jean (Contributor). MASK, UNMASK: MONICA CHEON PHOTOGRAPHS. Seoul, Korea: Beebong Publishing Company, 2010. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 155 pages. Fine.

Collection of color photographs, presented as an Artist Book. One of the most dazzling and moving photographic projects of our time. The First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a tiny first print run as a softcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Monica Cheon: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles (in English and Korean) on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Monica Cheon. Essay (in the English original and its Korean translation) by Jean Caslin. Text by various contributors. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Seoul, Korea to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Monica Cheon's "Mask, Unmask", one of the most visually stunning photographic projects of our time. All of her subjects are wearing 900-year-old Korean ritual masks, whose place and significance in the Korean universe is all-encompassing. "A spiritual journey that connects Monica Cheon's experiences of myth, vision, and the natural world. Literal and metaphorical edges are the basis of her work, as she looks for the opening of the veil between space and time. Her luminous photographs are lyrical and poetic. She creates passionate, soulful art that is authentic and inspired. What begins as a personal journey for the artist becomes a universal experience for her viewer. It's as if she's unleashing the human imagination to envision a primordial landscape before recorded time" (Jean Caslin). The "veil between space and time" = The Mask. "Unmasked", that is, released and re-vitalized, by Monica Cheon's artistic transmutation of a great people's ancient history. An absolute "must-have" title for Monica Cheon collectors. This title is a contemporary photography book classic. 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. Lavishly illustrated with color plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 8937603772. $200.00

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