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Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher) & King, Jay (Photographer). JAY KING: GOOD FOR CHICAGO. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2016. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 16 pages. As New.

Landmark Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a tiny print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now rare. An austerely elegant production by The Stephen Daiter Gallery: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers, as issued. Photographs by Jay King. Brief Epilogue. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at The Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago from June 10 through July 30, 2016. Presents "Jay King: Good For Chicago". A selection of the photographer's heartbreakingly beautiful street photography, which showcases both the empathy and subtlety of his work. Some of them appear in published form for the very first time. "A photographer in the American street photography that developed in the aftermath of World War II and championed by the likes of Garry Winogrand, Robert Frank, and Leon Levinstein. He has spent the last half century as an unassuming and furtive presence on the streets of Chicago, more or less purloining for his own pleasure an array of intimate emotions, snatched from his subjects in the blink of the camera's eye. Gritty, unvarnished, and humorous, his photographs are both meditations on the human condition and affectionate renderings of the people and streets of his great city" (Publisher's blurb). An absolute "must-have" title for Jay King collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on the title page by Jay King. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. It is neither a full-fledged book nor a monograph, but it is beautifully produced. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Jay King did NOT sign most copies of the Catalog. A rare signed copy thus. 22 plates. One of the finest American photographers of our time. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). $40.00

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