Watson, Albert; Koons, Jeff; Truman, James (intro).
Boston, MA: Callaway Editions Inc./Bullfinch Press, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. Flaps printed across the flaps and pastedowns. Photographs and text by Albert Watson. Visual Essay by Jeff Koons. Designed by David Carson. Includes an extensively detailed colophon page. From the publisher: "Broodingly powerful, intensely emotional, seductively erotic, and always dramatic, this collection of truly extraordinary images, published here in book form for the first time, bears witness to the quarter-century-long career of [Albert Watson]. Though blind in one eye since birth, Albert Watson is the invisible force behind many of the most iconic images of our age and is best known for his unique and hugely successful work in advertising and fashion. Richard Benson, the world's foremost authority on techniques of photographic, photo-mechanical, and digital reproduction of fine imagery, has applied his unmatched skill to create pages that are faithful to the original silver and platinum prints." 246 quadratone illustrations beautifully printed on 100-lb. Lustro Dull Text paper under the supervision of Richard Benson (who performed the separations) and Thomas Palmer. Far and away the most important collection of Watson's work. A very handsome copy. Near Fine+ in Fine DJ. Item #6882 One gatefold shows small crease at upper corner, else tight, bright and unmarred. DJ bright and clean. Pictorial paper boards, printed endpages. fo. np. Illus. (b/w plates).