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Roberts, Holly (Artist/Photographer); Moley-Martinez, T.D.& Other Contributors. HOLLY ROBERTS WORKS 1989-1999. Tucson, AZ: Nazraeli Press, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 80 pages. As New. Signed.

Landmark retrospective collection of the artist's photographically-based paintings. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. An austerely elegant production by Holly Roberts and Chris Pichler: Oversize-volume format. Pale gray silk cloth boards with art reproduction pasted on cover and black titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Art by Holly Roberts. Introduction by T. D. Moley-Martinez. Essays by Robert H. Wilson and Steve Yates. Notes on the Plates and brief Biography appended at the end. Printed to the very highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents the artist/photographer's work over the last decade. Holly Roberts begins with a photograph and then proceeds gradually to efface it by turning it into magical paintings, drawings, and mixed-media art that are powerful not just because they evoke the rudimentary and elemental power of art (now missing in most contemporary painting), but also because every image is "dreaming out loud". "She found that by painting over a photographic surface, she was able to manipulate the paint (scrape it, scratch it, even wipe it away) with the luxury of never losing the underlying image. A modern pioneer of the method, Roberts ups the ante with an understanding of human dynamics and a technique that appears unstudied" (Publisher's blurb). While Holly Roberts's lapidary skills are masterly and make one think of "craft", her works are psychic projections, potent, profoundly personal, and indelible works of art. A brilliant collection, this is a "must-have" title for Holly Roberts collectors. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed in black fountain pen on the half-title page by Holly Roberts. This title was not widely distributed, has been out-of-print for a long time, and is now collectible. This is one of very few signed copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. 60 color plates. One of the finest living American artists. A flawless copy. . ISBN 3923922841. $100.00

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