“LILLY’S WAIST IS TORTURING ME…”: SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF MARS AND MILLS’ LILLY’S WAIST,ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER, WITH AN ORIGINAL C-PRINT BY JOSEPH MILLS
MARS, E. and MILLS, Joseph. Lilly’s Waist. Tucson, Arizona: Nazraeli Press, (2006). Small octavo, original purple paper boards, all edges gilt. $300.
Signed limited first edition, number 253 of 500 copies of the 34th title in Nazraeli Press’ acclaimed “One Picture Book” series, with six plates (five double-page) of a manuscript by artist e. mars, one reworked double-page photographic print by Tony Gale, and one original mounted print of a photographic collage by Joseph Mills, signed by artist/author e. mars and photographer Joseph Mills.
Considered to be one of the most successful and innovative projects in contemporary photography, Nazraeli Press’ “One Picture Book” project has garnered international praise. In this book, the 34th in the series, the unsettling and visceral writing of artist e. mars is bookended by the photography of Tony Gale and Joseph Mills. The original photocollage c-print (which measures approximately 5 by 6-1/2 inches and is larger than most prints in the series) is signed, heavily varnished over the entire surface, and mounted on the recto of the last leaf of text.