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Daiter, Stephen (Editor/Publisher) & Schneider, Gary (Artist/Photographer). GARY SCHNEIDER: JOHN IN SIXTEEN PARTS. Worcester, MA: Mercantile Printing Of Worcester/Stephen Daiter Gallery, 1997. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New. Signed.

Artist Book. The artist/photographer's breakthrough debut collection. Limited Edition of 210 numbered and signed copies. Should not be confused with the Softcover Edition, which was published simultaneously with it. Both editions are now rare. An austerely elegant production by Gary Schneider: Regular-sized volume format. Black cloth boards with silver titles embossed on the cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Gary Schneider. There is no text. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents extreme close-ups of the model John Erdman's various body parts, lovingly, probingly, and "scientifically" photographed by Gary Schneider (Erdman is the artist/photographer's longtime companion). Both the concept and its masterly realization are brilliant, resulting in imagery that is strikingly and compellingly original. This is "conceptual" photography that is imagined rather than conceived, the work of an artist/photographer who has somehow given us a rare glimpse into the human soul, in all its beauty, pain, and "materiality", through photographs of the human body. Gary Schneider has a cult following and is regarded by his admirers as destined for artistic greatness. Recognition of his work by serious photography-book collectors is very long overdue. A "must-have" title for Gary Schneider collectors. This copy is Number 89, and it is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in pencil on the Front Limitation Page by Gary Schneider. This title was not sold commercially to the public, is now very difficult to find, and is highly collectible. This is the only signed copy of the Hardcover Limited Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 16 plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GARY SCHNEIDER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1887593063. $200.00

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