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Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Kertesz, Andre (Subject); Gossage, John; Parr, Martin & Others. ANDRE KERTESZ: OBSERVATIONS, THOUGHTS, REFLECTIONS. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2005. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 128 pages. As New/As New.

Memorial Exhibition Monograph. One of the best exhibition monographs ever published on Andre Kertesz. Deluxe Slipcased Edition of 100 numbered copies. Should not be confused with and is superior in terms of production values to the Limited Edition of 900 copies. There is no ISBN. The Deluxe Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by The Stephen Daiter Gallery and David W. Williams: Oversize-volume format. Beige linen cloth boards with facsimile of Andre Kertesz's signature embossed on cover and black titles embossed on spine, as issued. Photographs by Andre Kertesz. Introduction by Stephen Daiter. Essay-Contributions by various scholars, colleagues, artists, curators, photographers, friends, and collectors. Matching beige linen cloth slipcase with full-size photographic reproduction and black titles embossed on one side. Opening Night Souvenir Invitation laid-in. Printed on pristine-white, Mohawk Superfine stock paper by Meridian Printing Greenwich in the United States to the highest standards. The reproduction quality is exemplary in every respect. In pictorial DJ with white titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Published on the occasion of the exhibition of the same name held at the Stephen Daiter Gallery Chicago from March 11 through May 28, 2005. Presents, in its Deluxe Edition, "Andre Kertesz: Observations, Thoughts, Reflections". One of the most moving and singular tributes to the art of Andre Kertesz. Twenty-seven contributors were invited to choose their favorite Kertesz photograph, and then to write about it. These are not self-indulgent, lazy pieces. As Daiter notes, the vintage images assembled showcase Kertesz's visual sensibility and genius. "Some of the photographs are Classically familiar while others are refeshingly obscure. Each of the contributors shared his or her time and talents enthusiastically. The juxtaposition of image with text resulted in a sparkling mixture of memory, emotion, and scholarship" (Publisher's blurb). Some of the contributors include Katherine Bang, Paul Berlanga, Keith Davis, Willem Diepraam, John Gossage, Robert Gurbo, Martin Parr, Sylvia Plachy, Gary Schneider, David Travis, and seventeen other "testimonees" to Andre Kertesz's greatness. To honor Kertesz with observations, thoughts, and reflections is to honor him at the deepest level: He was a great artist because he was a conscious dreamer. An absolute "must-have" title for Andre Kertesz collectors. This copy of the Deluxe Slipcased Edition of 100 numbered copies is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on his Contribution by Paul Berlanga. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy of the Deluxe Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare copy thus. 27 plates. Andre Kertesz's "Day of Paris" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ANDRE KERTESZ TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $300.00

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