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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. Softcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. As New/As New. Signed.

Artist Book. The artist/photographer's breakthrough debut collection. Limited Edition of 1000 copies. Published simultaneously with the Hardcover Limited Edition as a softcover original. An austerely elegant production by Gary Schneider: Regular-sized volume format. Plain softcovers, as issued. Photographs by Gary Schneider. There is no text. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pristine-white integral DJ with black titles on spine and very large flaps, 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" edition for Gary Schneider collectors. This copy is one of the Softcover Limited Edition, and it is very prominently and beautifully signed in pencil on the title page by Gary Schneider. It is also prominently and beautifully signed in pencil by John Erdman. Schneider did not sign most copies of the edition; Erdman probably signed extremely few. This title has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is the only such double-signed copy we have ever found, is available online, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare, one-of-a-kind 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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