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Stern, Lynn (Photographer) & Kuspit, Donald (Contributor). DISPOSSESSION: PHOTOGRAPHS BY LYNN STERN. New York City, NY: Aperture Foundation, 1995. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 63 pages. Fine/Fine.

The artist/photographer's second collection. Her very first title with Aperture Foundation. Limited Edition of 2000 copies. The first and only edition. The Limited Edition is now scarce. An austerely elegant production by Katy Homans: Oversize-volume format. Black cloth boards with black titles embossed on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Lynn Stern. All of the "Dispossession" Suite plates are delicately and beautifully tipped-in on the page. Supplementary photographs from her "Whiteness" Series are interspersed with Donald Kuspit's brilliant essay, "The Vulnerable Core". Tritone separations by Robert J. Hennessey. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Lynn Stern's "Dispossession". One of the finest post-Surrealist photographic meditations on life, mortality, and death. "While initially shocking, her skull and deathmask images are mysteriously inviting due to their luminosity and Stern's powerful identification with her subject. Spectacularly produced, a profound and intellectually rigorous work, a hauntingly beautiful meditation on mortality" (Aperture Foundation). The collection visualizes one of the earliest-known and most profound philosophical reflections (aptly quoted in the book) : "When we are alive, our souls are dead and buried in us. But when we die, our souls come to life again and live" (Heraclitus). An absolute "must-have" title for Lynn Stern collectors. This title is a late-modern art photography classic. This is one of few copies of the Limited Edition still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A scarce copy thus. 12 tipped-in tritone plates, 23 supplementary plates. One of the most brilliant American artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0893816264. $40.00

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