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10 Photographs - BRASSAI STETTNER Louis - 1949. [1276371]
1949 - STETTNER, Louis. 10 Photographs". Introduction by Brassa├». Paris and New York: Two Cities, (1949). Large folio, six loose sheets and ten duotone plates, as issued, in original tan wrappers. Housed in a custom chemise and clamshell box. $5700.Limited first edition, unnumbered, one of only 265 copies, an exceptional portfolio collection of ten striking exhibition-size duotones after photographs by Louis Stettner, inscribed by him in French on the dedication leaf in the year of publication, "├á le Sheriff. Avec ". [unclear] Louis Stettner, Paris, Oct 22, 1949."Praised by Brassa├» as a photographer who reveals the world "with utmost accuracy and the simplicity of great art" (Early Joys), Brooklyn-born Louis Stettner is "a consummate street photographer in the Cartier-Bresson, Atget and, well, Weegee tradition" (New York Times). This impressive group of ten Stettner exhibition-size duotones, rarely found complete, contains finely composed images of silent streets and edgy urban portraiture""work that made Stettner a foundational touchstone for Robert Frank, William Klein and others. A leader in the humanist tradition that is at the core of his lifework, Stettner was widely praised for renouncing "his personality, his "˜I' with its little fads and immense pretensions. Henceforth he will live under the authority of reality and will dedicate his existence to the cult of its images." His photographs are part of the permanent collections in New York's Metropolitan Museum and MoMA, and museums around the world. Text by Brassa├» in French and English translation. Duotones fresh and clean, rarely found in such fine condition; very lightest edge-wear to fragile wrappers. An exceptional about-fine work. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
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