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- Quarto, 12 inches high by 12 inches wide. Plain black boards in a pictorial black dust wrapper illustrated with Lynn Davis's stunning black & white photograph of "Margarita at the Metropolitan, New York City, 1975" on the front panel and the portrait of "Jim Davis, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1980" on the jacket's rear panel. 304 pages, including the copyright page, signature page, a quotation, 142 leaves, the dedication and a 6 page pictorial index. The book is illustrated with 158 portraits by Lynn Davis, including 7 in color. Altogether, there are 155 full-page portraits and 3 portraits of John Berryman on the dedication page. Fine. This is number 5 of only 5 privately printed copies of the book as of this listing. The other existing copies of this artist's book were printed for distribution to friends of the photographer. A sumptuous privately printed book of imaginatively created portraits of film, music, literary, and other significant personalities by the American photographer Lynn Davis. Also included are portraits of individuals important to the artist herself. The richly reproduced photographs include portraits of Philip Glass, film directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Bernardo Bertolucci, and Bob Rafelson, her husband experimental author and screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer, Sam Shepard, author & professor Lyneise Wiliams, Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti Smith, Australian actress Belinda Bauer, Suzanne Fenn, Octavio, Divine, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Ashbery, venerable Lopon Tenzin Namdak Rinpoche, venerable Trulshik Rinpoche (Nyingma), minimalist sculptor Richard Serra, Gerard Malanga, Lucinda Childs, interior designer Paul Siskin , German countertenor Klaus Nomi, jewelry designer Masha Archer, model and underground movie actress Maxime de la Falaise, etc. The American photographer Lynn Davis (born 1944) is best known for her large-scale black & white photographs. Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lynn Davis studied at the University of Colorado and the University of Minnesota, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 1974. She began her career as an apprentice to Berenice Abbott and her first exhibition in 1979 was held at New York's International Center of Photography with Robert Mapplethorpe. Her prints appear in the permanent collections of New York's Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among many others. The J. Paul Getty Museum held an exhibition of Davis' photographs in 1999 and Tucson's Center for Creative Photography held a solo show of her work titled "Africa" that same year. Lynn Davis is married to the experimental writer and screenwriter Rudy Wurlitzer (author of "Nog"). THE BOOK HAS NEVER BEFORE BEEN OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC.
Title: 158 PORTRAITS by LYNN DAVIS: One of only 5 COPIES PRINTED
Publisher: Hudson, NY: Lynn Davis, 2017.: 2017.
Book Condition: Fine
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 36303
Keywords: PHOTOGRAPHY; ARTISTS BOOK; LIVRE DARTISTE; PRIVATELY PRINTED; LIMITED EDITION; ORIGINAL; PHOTOGRAPHS; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNED; SIGNATURE; LIMITED EDITION; ILLUSTRATED; ILLUSTRATIONS; LYNN DAVIS; PORTRAITS; RUDY WURLITZER; ACTORS; AUTHORS; MOVIES; FILM