NINETEEN FAMOUS PEOPLE, TWENTY-TWO FRIENDS AND SIX NUDES. NEW YORK: FEARD PRESS, 1992
Unbound bifolia gathered in 12 fascicles (15 1/8 x 11 in.; 383 x 279 mm). 30 handcolored photos by Beard transfer-printed on Arches paper by Beard and Craig Fry, with additional handcoloring, facsimiles of Beard's autograph text. Publisher's grey buckram clamshell case with title stamped in silver on upper cover; minimal wear.
Copy 1 of ten copies, signed by Mark Beard. The subjects of Beard's portraits and anecdotes include Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Tennessee Williams, Henry Geldzahler, Quentin Crisp, Robin Byrd, Black-Eyed Susan, Mario Amaya, Virgil Thompson, and others.
Condition as described in catalogue entry.
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