“ALL MY PHOTOGRAPHS ARE PORTRAITS”: DAVIDSON’S PORTRAITS, SIGNED
DAVIDSON, Bruce. Portraits. (New York): Aperture, (1999). Oblong quarto, original slate gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $500.
First edition of Davidson’s wonderful photobook, inscribed in the year of publication on the half title, “Bruce Davidson, 1999,” with 60 rich duotone plates of photographs collected in book form for the first time, with portraits of Robert Kennedy, Samuel Beckett, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marilyn Monroe and others.
“All my photographs are portraits.” In this stunning volume of images from several decades, Bruce Davidson displays the same luminous sense of nuance found in works such as East 100th Street (1970). Collected here in book form for the first time are Davidson’s distinctive photographic portraits of Martin Luther King, Jr., Marilyn Monroe, Samuel Beckett, Andy Warhol, Arthur Miller, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Allen Ginsberg, Leonard Bernstein and others. Containing an interview with Davidson. See Parr & Badger II:18, Roth, 196, Open Book 260.
A fine signed copy.