The Journal of Joel-Peter Witkin, 2 Volumes
21st Editions, 2009
Signed Deluxe Limited Edition, 7 of 7 Lettered Copies
Features 15 Signed Original Hand Printed Platinum Prints
History: In 2009, fine press photography book publisher 21ST Editions released The Journal of Joel-Peter Witkin. Limited to 40 numbered copies and 7 lettered copies worldwide, the hand-bound collection contains 15 original platinum prints. Each print is fully signed by Joel-Peter Witkin. This copy, Letter G of the Lettered Copies, was presented to Lance Speer (21ST Editions Contributing Editor and Director of Marketing) upon completion of the project.
Details of the Book and Prints: This unique 21ST Editions publication flawlessly recreates each page of Joel-Peter Witkin's personal journal, allowing us to read Witkin's thoughts in his own words, in his own hand. These sketches, quotations, musings and sentiments form a spiritual road map to the intellectual and emotional ideas that drive Witkin's art and flow from his mind to be assembled before his camera. The Deluxe Edition is illustrated with 15 signed platinum prints of new work created within the last three years, this two book set represents a groundbreaking exploration into the psyche of Joel-Peter Witkin, opening windows onto the motives and manifestations that drive this acclaimed artist to create.
Each signed and lettered copy of The Journal of Joel-Peter Witkin is hand-bound and printed in letterpress on handmade cotton rag paper. These gorgeous handmade volumes are bound in silk covered boards and housed in a custom clamshell box that measures approximately 16.25” x 13.5”. The platinum prints are signed by Joel-Peter Witkin and the books are signed by Joel-Peter Witkin and the publisher, Stephen Albahari. A Letter of Provenance from Lance Speer is included.
The books and prints are in MINT condition.
Photographs of books and several examples of the platinum prints contained in the book appear in the photo section of the listing.