10 April 2008,
Price realised USD 2,250
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
Nothing Personal. Text by James Baldwin. New York: Atheneum Publishers, 1964.
Quarto (365 x 275 mm). 54 black and white photographs, including two folding. Original white boards, sides blocked in silver and black, spine blocked in black (joints starting, spine lightly soiled); original white slipcase, sides blocked in silver and black, spine lettered in grey (corners lightly bumped and rubbed, light soiling); cloth folding box. Provenance: Lee Witkin, influential photography dealer (inscription from Avedon; book ticket).
FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY AVEDON TO LEE WITKIN: "For Lee Witkin. Happily. Avedon. 72". "His best book, his demonic version of The Americans"; "it remains a surprisingly bitter, existential work" (The Photobook). The Photobook, vol. I, p.252.
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