Memories by Arthur Tress
Photography by Arthur Trees, Poetry by Guillaume Apollinaire
21st Editions, 2003, Signed Limited Edition, 4 of 40
10 Signed Original Hand Printed Platinum Prints
1 Signed Free-standing Platinum Print
History: In 2003, fine press photography book publisher 21st Editions released Memories. Limited to 40 copies worldwide with only 25 being available for sale, the hand-bound collection contains 11 original platinum prints (ten bound and one free-standing platinum print entitled, “Bride and Groom” that is suitable for framing). Each print is fully signed by Arthur Tress with the free standing photograph also signed in full on the rectro. This copy, 4 of 40, was presented to Lance Speer, 21ST Editions Contributing Editor and Director of Marketing, upon completion of the project.
Details of the Book and Prints: From the publisher, “The dynamically textured cadences of Apollinaire’s poems blend seamlessly with the elegantly strange and wonderful aesthetics of Arthur Tress. Arguably one of his era’s most important visionaries, 11 of Tress’ most classic images are presented here as stunningly rich platinum prints, each fully signed by the artist. These photographs resonate in perfect harmony with the surrealist voice of Apollinaire to create a synergy of both unparalleled beauty and intellectual energy. Limited to 40 copies, of which only 25 were available for sale, the book sold out completely prior to release.”
Each signed and numbered copy of Memories is hand-bound and printed in letterpress on Arches paper. Measuring 16” x 16”, this gorgeous handmade volume is bound in hand-made paper and calfskin with embossed title and along with the free-standing platinum print is housed in a custom clamshell box. The book is signed and numbered by Arthur Tress, John Wood (who wrote the introduction), and the publisher, Steven Albahari on the limitation page. A Letter of Provenance from Lance Speer is included.
The book, clamshell case, and prints are in MINT condition.
Photographs of book, the free standing platinum print, and examples of platinum prints contained in the book appear in the photo section of the listing.