The Bone House, Joel-Peter Witkin, 1998, slipcase, FINE, Adult 18+

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Witkin, Joel-Peter. Santa Fe: Twin Palms Publishers, 1998. English, limited edition one of 5000, Fine square 4to hardcover, 10 1/4" x 10 1/4", 187 pp.)
ISBN:  094409256x

Fine/As New hardcover square 4to, 10 1/4" x 10 1/4", gray-green cloth over boards, black text to spine, ink thinned slightly (a printing defect, not from wear), housed in gray slipcase with Witkin image affixed to front in blindstamped border. 92 black-and-white plates, limited to five thousand casebound and slipcased copies. Printed in Hong Kong. This volume spans 40 years, a self-curated collection including his Coney Island sideshow performers, transgender models, and his Mexico series of cadavers and skeletons. Witkin's images are controversial, challenging notions of physical beauty, normalcy, sexuality, and cultural attitudes toward death. Witkin is a master of the classic tableau and large format, engaging the macabre and classical beauty in equal measure. 187 pp.

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