10 April 2008,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 5,625
Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000
La Photographie n'est pas l'art -- Photography is not an art. Paris: GLM, 1937.
Octavo (247 x 160 mm). 12 black and white photographs. (Some very minor soiling and wear at fore edge.) Loose as issued in original blue paper portfolio printed in black, original black paper jacket with die-cut window; black cloth folding case.
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED BY MAN RAY on the title-page. "One of the most enigmatic yet advanced of all his books"; a "remarkable little book", which "can be taken as a summation of his experiments in photography, and might be said to be his photographic swansong" (The Photobook). A FINE COPY. The Photobook, vol. I, pp.108-9.
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