AARON SISKIND’S WHITMAN, SIGNED BY SISKIND, WITH SIX FOLIO PHOTOGRAVURES
WHITMAN, Walt. Song of the Open Road. (New York): Limited Editions Club (Heritage Printers, 1990). Folio, original half black morocco, green cloth boards, original black cloth slipcase. $2200.
Signed limited first edition, number 225 of only 550 copies, illustrated with six rich photogravures, signed by Siskind in the colophon.
“Through his use of form, emotional timbre, and iconography, Siskind’s work reflects one man’s struggle to understand his life in relation to the world. His imagery, on one level, is autobiographical, encompassing all the many political, social, sexual, aesthetic, and introspective observations of a long and complex life” (Carl Chiarenza). Whitman sees “paths worn in the irregular hollows by the roadside,” and the “flagg’d walks of the cities.” Siskind interprets Whitman in his images of “tar poured into the cracks of light-colored concrete roads, forming swirls and curves and parallel lines.” Original prospectus laid in.
A beautiful production in fine condition.