'AARON SISKIND: 75TH ANNIVERSARY PORTFOLIO'
(New York: Light Gallery, 1979, a total edition of 57), a portfolio of 12 photographs, each signed, titled, and dated in ink in the margin, in individual printed wrappers; together with the printed title, introduction by Peter Bunnell, plate list, and colophon, with edition '40/50' in ink, 1936-76, printed in 1979. Folio, red linen portfolio with flaps and ties
Six approximately 18 by 14 in. (45.7 by 35.6 cm.) or the reverse
Six approximately 12 by 9½ in. (30.4 by 24.1 cm.) or the reverse
These prints, each on double-weight paper with a light surface sheen, are in generally excellent condition. When examined very closely in raking light, some of the prints exhibit faint silvering in the darkest areas, mostly close to the edges. Some of the margin edges and corners are slightly rippled and/or bumped with occasional small creases.
The plates are as follows:
Savoy Dancers, Harlem Document, circa 1936
Gloucester 1h, 1944
Jerome, Arizona 21, 1949
Chicago 30, 1950
Martha's Vineyard 108, 1954
St. Louis 9, 1955
Feet 102, 1957
Chicago Facade 7, 1960
Rome: Arch of Constantine 10, 1963
Jalapa 24 (Homage to Franz Kline), 1973
Louise 30, 1974 - 'L30-8'74' and '2 2' are written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse.
New York 78, 1976 - There is a small tear at the upper right margin edge.
There is some minor soiling on some of the wrappers. The portfolio case is in generally excellent condition.
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