BOLDLY SIGNED BY PHOTOGRAPHER PAOLO GASPARINI
GASPARINI, Paolo. Megalopolis. Los Angeles, Mexico, San Paolo. (Gradisca d’Isonzo, Italy): Centro di Ricerca e Archiviazione della Fotografia, (2000). Tall folio, original laminated stiff black wrappers, spiral bound as issued. $950.
First edition of Gasparini’s innovative urban photobook, boldly signed in silver felt pen by the award-winning photographer, featuring over 275 color and black-and-white photogravures.
Gasparini’s Megalopolis, “published in connection with a touring exhibition in Italy, looks at three cities: Los Angeles, Mexico City and San Paolo.” This brilliantly conceived photobook of 240 black-and-white and 36 color photogravures, “continues a theme that has occupied Gasparini for many years: the political and economic impact of the United States on Latin America… The volume is spiral bound, and every page is cut into three horizontal sections, each depicting a different city… A street photographer in the Garry Winogrand mould,” Gasparini juxtaposes his vivid images in a revolutionary way “of looking at cities” (Parr & Badger II:120-1). Text in Italian. Signed by Gasparini in silver felt pen.
A fine copy, scarce signed.