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Josephson, Kenneth (Artist/Photographer); Travis, David F. (Contributor) & Daiter, Stephen (Editor). MATTHEW. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2012. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 55 pages. As New.

Memorial collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original. There was, simultaneously, a Softcover Edition. Both editions are now rare. An austerely elegant production by The Stephen Daiter Gallery and Kenneth Josephson: Oversize-volume format. Gray cloth boards with photographic reproduction of "Matthew" pasted in front and metallic-silver titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Kenneth Josephson. Text by David F. Travis. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Kenneth Josephson's "Matthew". Portraits of his first-born son Matthew, taken from birth through childhood. Matthew died in a tragic car accident at the age of 17. Josephson never again photographed his two other children (who appear with their brother in some of the portraits, and are now adults) after that. "The beauty of this body of work is that it combines the personal and the universal, the private and the public, art and life, the intellectual and emotional, the present and the past, in a very effective and moving manner. What these pictures make clear is the interconnectedness of it all: Living, loving, nurturing, creating, experimenting, seeing, thinking, and remembering" (David F. Travis). "Matthew" (the Cover Image) was selected by John Szarkowski as one of the iconic photographs of our time in "Looking At Photographs" (1973), his ground-breaking and immensely influential selection of 100 photographs from the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) Permanent Collection. An absolute "must-have" title for Kenneth Josephson collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and inscribed in black pen-marker on the Back Copyright Page by Kenneth Josephson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The recipient is Paul Berlanga, the Chicago-based photography expert and important artist/painter. This title is a late-modern art photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with photographic plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KENNETH JOSEPHSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0984574948. $200.00

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