10 April 2008
LARRY SULTAN AND MIKE MANDEL
Evidence. Santa Cruz: Clatworthy Colorvues, 1977.
Oblong quarto (230 x 245 mm). 61 black and white photographs. Original blue cloth, spine and front cover gilt-lettered (some very minor rubbing); black cloth folding case. Provenance: Peter Bunnell, photo historian and scholar of American photography (presentation inscription from Mandel and Sultan; stamp).
FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY MANDEL AND SULTAN TO PETER BUNNELL: "Dear Peter Bunnell, All the best, 4-17-77. Mike Mandel. Larry Sultan." "The concept for this book is clear -- select photographs intended to be used as objective evidence and show that it is never that simple -- but THE EXECUTION IS TRULY EXTRAORDINARY... THE EFFECT IS REMARKABLE" (101 Books). 101 Books, pp.240-41; The Open Book, pp.314-15.
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