Last year, as The New York Times has reported, a young couple from Heber Springs, Arkansas offered a collector 50 family photographs, unassuming black-and-white studio portraits dating from the mid-twentieth century. That quiet sale, which raised the possibility that there were other vintage prints of Mike Disfarmer's work in area family albums, set off a competitive buying frenzy that had collectors going door to door through rural Arkansas, spending more than a million dollars on several thousand prints. Disfarmer's work had originally been discovered in crates of glass-plate negatives, found by the speculator who purchased his estate. It was brought to light decades later in a series of books and exhibitions that set off consistent, continuing critical acclaim, but known only in posthumous reprints. Original Disfarmer Photographs is the first publication to present these vintage prints, made by Disfarmer's own hand at the time the pictures were taken--at once family mementos and the original work of one of America's greatest portraitists. Disfarmer spent half a century making studio portraits at pennies a picture to satisfy his rural clients, and creating a style of portraiture all his own. As one subject describes its genesis, "There wasn't much of a greeting when you walked in, I'll tell you that. Instead of telling you to smile, he just took the picture. No cheese or anything."
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Descripción Steidl/Steven Kasher Gallery, Germany, 2005. Boards. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: New. 1st Edition. Unused pristine first edition bound in tan boards with black title on spine. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, and also pristine. First publication presenting vintage prints by the great American portraitist (1884-1959) from Heber Springs Arkansas. The 209 B&W images reflect a quirky, homespun, and sometimes tragic view of life. 239 pages includes essay by Alan Trachtenberg and forward by Kasher. The postal charges quoted are for an average-sized book. Due to size and weight of this item, additional postage may be required. Nº de ref. de la librería 2080139663
Descripción Steidl/Steven Kasher Gallery, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P113865211895
Descripción Estado de conservación: New. New. Nº de ref. de la librería S-3865211895
Descripción Steidl/Steven Kasher Gallery, 2006. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M3865211895