“SHE MAKES ME LAUGH AND SHE BREAKS MY HEART”: PLACHY’S UNGUIDED TOUR, WITH ORIGINAL MUSIC BY TOM WAITS
PLACHY, Sylvia. Sylvia Plachy’s Unguided Tour. (New York: Aperture, 1990). ISSUED WITH: “Serrano,” an original audio recording by Tom Waits. (New York: Aperture, 1990). Quarto, original mauve laminated boards, original matching dust jacket; original seven-inch flexible vinyl record. $950.
First edition of this representative selection of Plachy’s work, published in conjunction with a major exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art, with 117 full-page duotones. Accompanied by an original musical composition written and performed by Tom Waits.
“I have never seen the moment sensed and caught on film with more intimacy and humanity” (André Kertesz). “Plachy’s haunting photographs are perfect in their imperfection, devoid of unnecessary weight, each one its own self portrait—but somehow from the inside out” (Jim Jarmusch). In Plachy’s own words, “I have always liked to linger and watch unseen, to take my pictures without confrontation, to look at backs and imagine what’s inside.” “Not since Robert Frank’s The Americans have I experienced a body of work of such range and power. She makes me laugh and she breaks my heart” (Richard Avedon).
Fine condition, with only two small closed tears to original dust jacket.