London/Wales by Robert Frank
Steidl – The Robert Frank Project, 2007
Signed by Robert Frank
Includes Letter of Provenance
This is a signed edition of Robert Frank’s “London/Wales” published by Steidl,Gottingen in 2007 as part of The Robert Frank Project. From the publisher: “'War is over; the heroic French population reaffirms superiority. Love, Paris, and Flowers but London was black, white, and gray, the elegance, the style, all present in front of always changing fog. Then I met a man from Wales talking about the Miners and I had read How Green Was My Valley. This became my only try to make a 'Story'.' -Robert Frank. This magnificent new edition of London/Wales, which features never-before-seen photographs, juxtaposes Frank's images of the elegant world of London money with the grimy working-class world of postwar Wales-bankers opposite coal miners. It brings together two distinct bodies of work, and reveals a significant documentary precedent for The Americans. It also offers an important view of Frank's development, demonstrating an early interest in social commentary, in the narrative potential of photographic sequencing, and innovative use of the expressionistic qualities of the medium.”
Containing 70 tritone photographs and measuring approximately 9.75” x 8”, the book is a hardcover with a photographically illustrated dust jacket. The condition of the book is FINE in a FINE- dust jacket with a very minor tear near the top right and minor soiling. The book has been signed by Robert Frank on the half title page with an inscription. As mentioned earlier, a Letter of Provenance provided by the person to whom the book was inscribed will accompany the book. Signed copies of Robert Frank titles are very rare. This is a wonderful opportunity to obtain a signed copy of one of his most famous works.
Photographs of the dust jacket cover, signature page, and Letter of Provenance appear in the photo section of the listing.