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Rauschenberg, Christopher. HOLD: PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRISTOPHER RAUSCHENBERG. Los Angeles, CA: Blurb, Inc. , 2011. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 76 pages. Fine.

Retrospective collection of color photographs. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Christopher Rauschenberg: Regular-sized volume format. Glossy pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Christopher Rauschenberg. There is very minimal text. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Christopher Rauschenberg's "Hold". As in "still life" of the serendipitous, photographic kind: Assorted pieces, collections, and artworks that somehow look back at you. "I was looking at my workprints and something was looking back" (Christopher Rauschenberg). Inescapably linked by name to his late great father Robert, he is an accomplished and brilliant artist/photographer in his own right: Peripatetic, he has photographed in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Greece, Guatemala, Germany, Honduras, Holland, India, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, the United States, and Uruguay. He has had solo exhibitions in Argentina, Brazil, England, Germany, Italy, Sweden, the United States, and Yugoslavia. Just as important, he is co-founder of Photolucida and Board Chairman of Blue Sky Gallery, which are two of the most important photographic enterprises of our time. An absolute "must-have" title for Christopher Rauschenberg collectors. This copy is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed and inscribed in black ink-pen on the title page by the photographer: "Thanks for coming to my show! Christopher Rauschenberg". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. There is no recipient named. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and inscribed copy of the First 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 color plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A fine copy. . $30.00

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