“MAKING VISIBLE THE INTANGIBLE”: HOMAGE TO CAVAFY, SIGNED BY DUANE MICHALS
MICHALS, Duane. Homage to Cavafy. (Danbury, New Hampshire): Addison House, (1978). Slim quarto, original stiff white paper wrappers, original opaque dust jacket. $350.
First trade edition, with eleven black-and-white photographs by Michals, signed by him on the title page.
“Duane Michals has readily accepted the challenge of making visible the intangible aspects of life that can be felt by all but never seen… Michals has consistently chosen themes about death, eroticism, chance occurrences, dreams, the spirit world and the cosmos” (McDarrah & McDarrah, 677). With evocative images accompanying the translated texts of ten poems by Greek writer Constantine Cavafy (1863-1933), this photographic tribute also inspired Michals’ highly regarded exhibit and subsequent photo-essay, The Adventures of Constantine Cavafy (2006). Published same year as signed limited edition, no priority established. Owner signature.