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Fischl, Eric (Artist) & Kincaid, Jamaica (Writer). ANNIE, GWEN, LILLY, PAM AND TULIP. New York City, NY: Alfred A. Knopf/Whitney Museum Of American Art, 1989. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 18 pages. Fine.

Artist Book. Now considered a contemporary classic. The first appearance of the title as a regular hardcover edition. An elegant production by Eric Fischl: Oversize-volume format. A tall and slim book. Bright yellow hard boards with black cloth spine and gilt titles, as issued. Lithographic reproductions by Eric Fischl. Text by Jamaica Kincaid. Pictorial slipcase. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. This unique collaboration exemplifies the resonance that can be achieved between writing and art. Fischl's lush, expressionistic female figures enhance Kincaid's lyrical "polyphonic" conversation-narrative involving five girls coming into adulthood. "Kincaid's text is so appealing, showing a reverence for Virginia Woolf's 'The Waves', that it yearns to be read aloud repeatedly by both children and adults. Fischl's lithographs illustrate the mysteries, fears, and revelations of the five young women as they share time musing about love, life, and their futures" (Jean Keleher). A mesmerizing collaboration between two Masters of their chosen art, a writer incapable of writing a bad sentence and a painter known for celebrating the seductive and enigmatic beauty of Woman. A "must-have" title for Eric Fischl and Jamaica Kincaid collectors. This title has been out-of-print for a very long time and is now highly collectible. This is one of the best copies we have ever seen: Clean, crisp, and bright, a beauty. The fragile slipcase is in immaculate condition and is not remainder-marked, as many copies available online are. There is a Limited Edition, and it sells for $5000. This trade edition is an exact facsimile of it at a fraction of the price, is increasingly difficult to find, and may be most collectors' best chance to own a copy of the title. A very scarce copy thus. 9 color plates. Two of the finest living American artists. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER JAMAICA KINCAID TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0394580354. $50.00

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