RUTH BERNHARD | 'RUTH BERNHARD'
(San Francisco: Joseph G. Folberg and Vision Editions, 1993, a total edition of 48), a portfolio of 10 platinum-palladium photographs, each signed in pencil in the margin, title, date, edition '#21/40,' and 'Property of Ginny Williams' in pencil on the reverse, in printed double wrappers as issued, 1934-76, printed in 1993; together with the embossed half-title, letterpress title, plate list, colophon, and introduction by the photographer. Folio, silver foil and black silk box and matching slipcase with silver embossed logo
Various sizes to 4¼ by 8½ in. (10.8 by 21.6 cm.) or the reverse
These photographs are in generally excellent condition. The plates are as follows:
In the Circle, 1934 - The reverse of this print was annotated 'Property of Ginny Williams' in pencil by the owner.
Knees and Arm, 1976
Sand Dune, 1967
Hips Horizontal, 1975
Two Forms, 1963 - There are a few faint fingerprints.
Perspective II, 1967
Classic Torso, 1952
Draped Torso with Hands, 1962 - The reverse of this print was annotated 'Property of Ginny Williams' in pencil by the owner.
In the Box, Horizontal, 1962
The slipcase and box are in generally excellent condition. There are occasional faint fingerprints on the front matter. The colophon is not numbered.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING CONDITION OF A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE PRINTED IN THE CATALOGUE.
Vision Gallery, San Francisco, 1993