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Gearon, Tierney. TIERNEY GEARON: ALPHABET BOOK: THE LIMITED EDITION. Bologna, Italy: Editore Damiani, 2014. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 56 pages. As New/As New.

Artist Book. Collection of color photographs of kids. One of the most beautiful art photography books of our time. Limited Slipcased Edition of 100 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the regular trade edition, which was published simultaneously with it. The Limited Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Tierney Gearon and Editore Damiani: Oversize-volume format. Pictorial blue cloth boards with titles and design on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs and text by Tierney Gearon. Original 10 X 7 inch color print laid into its own sleeve. Red cloth slipcase with design embossed on one side. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in Bologna, Italy by Editore Damiani to the highest standards. In glossy pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents, in its collectible Limited Edition format, Tierney Gearon's "Alphabet Book". Her most enchanting and triumphant creation thus far, a fantasy-inspired re-imagination of the classic children's alphabet book. "Los Angeles photographer Tierney Gearon has gained critical acclaim for her intense, colorful photographs that feature her children as subjects. Her debut in 2001 was quite controversial, when two nude photographs of her sons were included in the 'I Am A Camera' Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery London. Her new Artist Book takes the form of a children's alphabet book: Each letter of the Roman alphabet is illustrated with a photograph that animates the letter. A is for 'Airplane Adventure', B is for 'Bear Boy', C is for 'Clown Car', and so, delightfully, on. At once an inventive photobook and an enchanting 'take' on the children's alphabet book, this volume is Gearon's most charming work to date" (Publisher's blurb). Gearon has more in common with the equally radiant and optimistic imagery of Cig Harvey than she does with Sally Mann, whose darker vision of childhood and family has been immensely influential. Gearon and Harvey, both much younger women photographers themselves, indirectly acknowledge Mann's looming presence (as it were) by moving in the exact opposite direction. Their ineffably beautiful work has been rewarded with enormous and well-deserved success. An absolute "must-have" title for Tierney Gearon collectors. This is a copy of the Limited Slipcased Edition, indicated/numbered as such on the accompanying color print. It is very prominently and beautifully signed in pink pen-marker on the title page by Tierney Gearon. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. It comes with a 10 X 7 inch original color print that is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in matching pink pen-marker on verso by the artist/photographer. This title is now collectible, and will become a contemporary art photography classic. This is one of few copies of the Limited Slipcased Edition still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online command as much as $900, or double the publisher's original list price. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed copy thus. 27 color plates, 1 original color print. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO CIG HARVEY TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 8862083513. $400.00

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