SIGNED FIRST EDITION OF MICHALS’ CHANGEMENTS
MICHALS, Duane. Changements. (Paris): Herscher, (1981). Octavo, original silver-gray cloth, original photographic dust jacket. $350.
First edition of this photo-essay on the sequence of aging, with 48 full-page halftones, signed on the half title, “duane michals, 11.17.93, Yes!,” with gallery invitation laid in.
“Playful, conceptual, and deeply personal, Michals’ work includes narrative sequences that have been carefully staged, as well as pictures that he writes or draws on after developing” (McDarrah, 308). This work documents the sequence from birth to death, through images of several individual subjects from his own personal experience. Text in French.
Book fine, with only evidence of bookseller’s label on front pastedown, dust jacket extremely good, with marginal discoloration beneath laminate. A very desirable signed copy.