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Josephson, Kenneth (Photographer); Wolf, Sylvia & Coleman, A. D. & Daiter, Stephen (Editor) . KENNETH JOSEPHSON: THE FIRST FIFTY YEARS. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2008. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 125 pages. As New/As New.

Exhibition Catalog. One of the best books on the photographic art of Kenneth Josephson. Limited Slipcased Edition of 50 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the regular trade edition (of 250 copies, also very small and limited), which was published simultaneously with it. Published as a hardcover original only. None of the copies was sold commercially. There is no ISBN. The Limited Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Jess Mott: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards, as issued. Photographs by Kenneth Josephson. Text by Sylvia Wolf and A. D. Coleman. Black cloth slipcase. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark retrospective exhibition of the same name held at the Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago in 2008. Presents "Kenneth Josephson: The First Fifty Years". The lovely precursor to "The Light of Coincidence: The Photographs of Kenneth Josephson" (2016). "For over 50 years, Josephson has been using photography to explore ideas about how we view reality. Formally trained under Aaron Siskind and Harry Callahan, Josephson taught at the School of The Art Institute Chicago (SAIC) from 1960 to 1997. During his career, he produced an impressive array of work, ranging from stunning black-and-white prints to striking assemblages to humorous Polaroids. He has been exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. A retrospective of his many experiments and inquiries into the nature of photography, including several extensive Series, and other pieces being published for the very first time. Framed by informative essays. The result is not only an exciting explication of Josephson's endless curiosity, but also an important discussion of photography as a modern, flexible, and fully expressive artistic medium" (Publisher's blurb). "He has explored in a thoroughly creative and complex, yet accessible, way the perhaps narrow but infinitely deep gap between actuality and image" (Gerry Badger). An absolute "must-have" title for Kenneth Josephson collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the Back Limitation Page, and it is very prominently, neatly, and beautifully signed in black ink-pen by Kenneth Josephson. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. The publisher has also added a Front Dedication Page (with a blank space for the buyer/collector should you want to fill in your name), which bears the facsimile of the photographer's signature. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Limited Edition available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: This is Josephson's most scarce Limited Edition at 50 copies only, none of which was sold commercially. A rare signed copy thus. 72 plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER KENNETH JOSEPHSON TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $200.00

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