SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF DUNAS’ AMERICAN PICTURES, WITH ORIGINAL SIGNED GELATIN SILVER PRINT
DUNAS, Jeff. American Pictures: A Reflection on Mid-Twentieth Century America = Amerika Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts in Bildern = Un Reflet de l'Amérique du Milieu du XXe Siècle. (Köln): Könemann, (2001). Tall quarto, original black cloth, mounted cover photograph. Original 10 by 8 inch gelatin silver print, in matching portfolio. Housed together in original cloth slipcase. $1500.
Signed limited first edition, number 11 of an undetermined limitation, signed by Dunas on the half title, with 112 striking photogravures of rural America. Accompanied by a gelatin silver print, “Untitled— Lewelen, Nebraska 1993,” signed in pencil on the verso.
“In these evocative images, Dunas creates a veritable landscape of abandonment, one that, despite the obvious presence of the living, nevertheless coheres and supports the myth of an America escaping from its past, yet leaving uncomfortable traces scattered everywhere.” The accompanying signed original print, depicting a rusting car in rural Nebraska, is an icon of those “uncomfortable traces.” Text in English, German, and French.