The Bikeriders by Danny Lyon
Signed Limited Edition – 96 of 150
Signed by Danny Lyon
This is a signed, limited edition of “The Bikeriders” published by Twin Palms, Santa Fe in 1977. Originally published in 1968, “The Bikeriders” was Danny Lyon’s first book and launched his career as on the most prominent documentary photographers of our time. Featuring 48 gravure photographs, this limited edition is a faithful reproduction of the original landmark book. From the publisher: "In 1968, a small and unassuming book of photographs featuring America's bikers was published. Little note was taken of its release, and it rather quietly disappeared. Today The Bikeriders is recognized as a seminal work of documentary photography by one of a new generation of photographers. In it an iconographic American landscape of violence, freedom, drugs and sex unfolded before Danny Lyon's lens. Brando and Dean made real, at once exhilarating and disappointing, magnetic and frightening. The accompanying text includes an introduction by the artist, and some of the bikers' stories told in interviews and first-person accounts. This is a re-issue of Danny Lyon's long-Out of print, and much-sought-after first book, treasured both as a cult classic and a standard of photojournalism.”
Measuring approximately 11” x 8”, the book is bound in black cloth boards with dust jacket in a black cloth slipcase. Laid in is a Twin Palms and Twelvetrees Press mailing card. The book, dust jacket and slip case are all in FINE condition. A total of 150 copies were signed and numbered by Danny Lyon with this being number 96.
Cited in all three reference works on photobooks: “The Book of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century” and “The Open Book” by Andrew Roth and Parr and Badgers, “The History of the Photobook”.
Photographs of the book and signature as well as stock photographs contained in the book appear in the photo section of the listing.