9/15. Portfolio of 18 gelatin silver prints on 11 x 14" paper, encased in clamshell box, with essay by the artist, descriptions of images on interleaving, and collophon. Images are selections from book "Celebrating the Negative", published in 1994 by Arcade Publishing, and portfolio contains a first edition of the book inside the box. Printed by Chuck Kelton, box and letterpress by Cloverleaf Press, published by Etherton Gallery under supervision of John Loengard. Edition of 15 with 3 A/P's.
signed, titled, dated, numbered on verso of each print; signed, numbered on collophon
Images: Alexander Gardner - Abraham Lincoln, 1863 Andrew Joseph Russell - Meeting of the Rails at Promontory Point, 1869 Orlando Scott Goff - Chief Joseph, 1877 Imogen Cunningham - Magnolia Blossom, 1925 Andre Kertesz - Satiric Dancer Man Ray - Femme avec Longs Cheveux, c. 1926 Edward Weston - Pepper # 35p, 1930 Lewis Wicks Hine - Icarus atop the Empire State Building, 1931 Henri Cartier-Bresson - Behind the Gare St. Lazare, 1932 Walker Evans - Photographer's Window Display, Birmingham, Alabama, 1936 Nickolas Muray - Babe Ruth, c. 1940 Ansel Adams - Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico, 1941 Yousuf Karsh - Winston Churchill, 1941 Margaret Bourke-White - Buchenwald, 1945 Wynn Bullock - Child in Forest, 1951 Aaron Siskind - Pleasures and Terrors of Levitation (#63), 1956 Harry Callahan - Aix-en- Provence, 1958 Richard Avedon - Ronald Fischer, Beekeeper, 1981