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Algaze, Mario (Artist/Photographer) & Ollman, Leah (Contributor). MARIO ALGAZE: CUBA 1999-2000. New York City, NY: Throckmorton Fine Art, 2001. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 65 pages. Fine.

Exhibition Catalog. Retrospective collection of black-and-white photographs. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run of 500 copies as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Mario Algaze and Throckmorton Gallery: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Mario Algaze. Essay by Leah Ollman. Printed in tritone on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. It must be seen to be believed in its clarity, tonal range, and warmth. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark retrospective exhibition of the same name held at the Throckmorton Gallery New York in 2001. Presents Mario Algaze's "Cuba 1999-2000". Some of his finest and most representative images of his beloved homeland: Images to take your breath away. "Showcases the unique genius of photographer Mario Algaze, whose deep appreciation and understanding of the nuances of light - sunlight pouring in through church windows, illuminating a pair of teacups on a cafe table, casting late-afternoon shadows on a cobblestoned street - is both legendary and rare" (Publisher's blurb). "There is a sense of something else, of something more: A world evolving, a lover scorned, a crime of passion about to be committed, in Mario Algaze's black-and-white photographs. Considered one of the masters of the art, he manages to capture evocative scenes that live beyond the images frozen by his camera" (Miami Herald). An absolute "must-have" title for Mario Algaze collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in pencil on the glassine front free endpaper by Mario Algaze. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This is Algaze's most elusive title. He did NOT sign most copies of the book. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with tritone plates. One of the finest Latin-American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER MARIO ALGAZE TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $70.00

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