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Erwitt, Elliott (Photographer); Berlanga, Paul (Contributor) & Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher). ELLIOTT ERWITT: SMALL AND SERIOUS. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2011. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 62 pages. Fine.

Exhibition Catalog. One of the most elegantly produced books on the photographic art of Elliott Erwitt. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. None of the copies was sold commercially. There is no ISBN. The First Edition is now rare. An austerely elegant production by Adam Holtzman: Regular-sized volume format. Brown cloth boards with photographic reproduction pasted in front and gilt titles embossed on the spine. Photographs by Elliott Erwitt. Essay by Paul Berlanga. 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 in January/February 2011. Presents "Elliott Erwitt: Small And Serious". A lovely selection of the finest of his less-well-known photographs. A photographer identified with irrepressible vitality, the catalog shows Erwitt's more serious, even darker side. "As you examine the photographs in this select volume, you will see thoughtful consideration of the darker side of the light. Contemplative and enigmatic. Somber, respectful, and nuanced, it is precisely because the artist Erwitt has made his peace with the pain and uncertainty of our collective existence that he can so genuinely respond to and transmit an understanding of both the dystopia and its opposite, the joys and silliness and warmth of human connection" (Paul Berlanga). "Arlington, Virginia, 1963" is a portrait of inconsolable grief: A black-veiled Jacqueline Kennedy, poised despite being visibly drenched in tears, burying her husband, the assassinated 35th President of the United States of America. For those who have seen (or have) everything else by Elliott Erwitt, this is a gem of a book. An absolute "must-have" title for Elliott Erwitt 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: None of the copies was sold commercially. A rare copy thus. 41 plates. One of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER ELLIOTT ERWITT TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $50.00

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