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Daiter, Stephen (Publisher/Gallerist); Weiss, Sabine (Photographer) & Cotsones, Craig (Designer). SABINE WEISS: INTIMATE MEMORY. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2017. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 20 pages. As New.

Exhibition Catalog. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a softcover original only. There is no ISBN. The Exhibition Catalog is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Craig Cotsones: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial softcovers, as issued. Photographs by Sabine Weiss. Text by Stephen Daiter. 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 landmark exhibition of the same name held at the Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago from February 10 through April 29, 2017. Presents "Sabine Weiss: Intimate Memory". The very first solo exhibition of the artist/photographer (who turned 93 in 2017) in the United States since 1954, or sixty-three years later. "Born in 1924 in Switzerland, she has always maintained a fierce independence and a need to strike out on her own. At just eighteen, during a time when being a photographer was not a common profession, especially for a woman, she took off in order to pursue this passion, riding her bicycle to Geneva. Robert Doisneau discovered her photography and asked her to join the humanist-leaning photo agency Rapho, giving her opportunities to work and travel for many other publications such as Time, Life, Newsweek, and Paris-Match. To this day, much of Weiss' work is still unknown to the general public for personal reasons. She explained that she had kept a tight seal on her black-and-white work from the 1950's. For reasons beyond her control, her first and last solo show in United States took place at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1954. It wasn't until recently that she was 're-discovered' in Europe, thanks to the 2016 retrospective at the Jeu de Paume Paris. The exhibition revealed Weiss' diverse output as an artist and defined her as the last representative of the French Humanist School of Photography, with the likes of Robert Doisneau, Izis Bidermanas, and Willy Ronis. An insatiable curiosity and lightness of being have continuously driven her life and photographic work. This is reflected in her remarkable vintage photographs of Paris in the Fifties, filled with compassion, playfulness, and a genuine tenderness toward humanity" (Stephen Daiter). The vintage photographs in the show are "my secret garden, my spiritual nest egg which I kept in reserve, my personal and intimate memory". Photography is "an alibi, a pretext for seeing everything, for going everywhere, for communicating with everyone" (Sabine Weiss). An absolute "must-have" title for Sabine Weiss collectors. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Exhibition Catalog available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: The only other copy available online is also from us. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with duotone plates. One of the finest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER COPY OF THIS TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). $10.00

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