Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher); Levitt, Helen; Meatyard, Ralph Eugene; Richards, Eugene & Others. YOUNG AT HEART: SELECTIONS FROM THE JOHN CLEARY KID COLLECTION. Chicago, IL: Stephen Daiter Gallery, 2018. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. 50 pages. Fine.

Exhibition Catalog. One of the most beautiful art photography catalogs ever published in our time. 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 Stephen Daiter Gallery: Oversize-volume format. Wraparound pictorial softcovers with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by various contributors, a Who's Who of 20th-century photography. Introduction by John S. Parsley. Printed on pristine-white, thick uncoated 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 between June and August 2018. Presents "Young At Heart: Selections From The John Cleary Kid Collection". Vintage prints, beautifully reproduced, of kid photographs by some of the greatest names in photography of the 20th century. Classic photographs by Berenice Abbott, Helen Levitt, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Eugene Richards, Sabine Weiss, Lou Stoumen, Louis Stettner, Garry Winogrand, Duane Michals, Ruth Orkin, Leon Levinstein, and Margaret Bourke-White, among others, give a pretty good idea of the world-class quality - and significance - of the 750 photographs that John Cleary amassed over decades of collecting he devoted single-mindedly to children, that most appealing and heartbreaking of images (therefore prone to sentimentality and bathos). As these selections show, Cleary was well aware of the pitfalls, collected with discriminating taste and with an eye, as it were, for their genuine value to posterity. This is only the second memorial book-tribute to John Cleary and his legendary "Kid Collection". "Where You Gonna Get Another One: Photographs From The John Cleary Kid Collection", privately published in a Limited Edition of 300 copies in 2008, promptly vanished, and is now impossible to find. An absolute "must-have" title for John Cleary and photography book 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. A scarce copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white plates. Some of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. A fine copy. . $40.00

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