LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF STEPHEN SHORE’S ESSEX COUNTY, SIGNED BY HIM, WITH MOUNTED ORIGINAL PRINT
SHORE, Stephen. Essex County. (Tucson: Nazraeli Press, 2002). Slim folio, original gray cloth with original mounted cover photograph, original slipcase. $1200.
Limited first edition of this forest documentary, number 24 of only 50 copies signed by Shore (out of a total edition of 1,000), with 18 large finely screened halftones and an original photographic print mounted on the front cover.
“Stephen Shore burst into the skies of photography in the early 70s, dazzling observers with carefully conceived color landscape photographs… Shore’s pictures are captivating, balanced objects of considerable visual complexity” (New York Times). “The body of work [for Essex County] began in the early 1990s, when I had a cabin on Spread Eagle Mountain… in the high-peaks region of the Adirondack Mountains. The forest there was a mixture of hard and soft woods. The boulders strewn about were mostly anorthosite” (Colophon). Shore’s images are “diaristic, spontaneous, in the best steam-of-consciousness manner” (Parr & Badger I:238). See Roth, 228.
A fine signed copy.