New York: Scalo Publishers, 1994. 1st Edition. Folio, publisher's burgundy paper-covered boards, spine stamped in white, burgundy endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Downtown photographer Goldin's third book, a collaboration with her Boston MFA schoolmate and longtime friend, photographer Armstrong, forming a "visual dialogue," as each tracks the lives, loves and losses of their mutual outsider friends through the drug-addled 1970s and AIDS-ravaged 80s. Goldin shoots in color, while Armstrong does in his signature unabashed black-and-white. Each photographer contributes an introduction memorializing their friendship: "We've established a kind of marriage – without the sex or the conflict. We complement each other, we keep each other laughing. We supply each other with grounding, he's the eye of my storm. We hope to grow old together" (Goldin). Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white plates. Signed by Golding and Armstrong on the title-page. Corners bumped, unclipped dust jacket with some edgewear. Very good. Scarce signed by both photographers. Item #1569