New York: Lustrum Press, 1986. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's pictorially illustrated stiff glossy paper wraps.
“The mysterious situations Michals invents are posed and theatrical. Yet, they are so common to the urban condition that we have the illusion of remembering scenes and events experienced for the first time” (William Burback. director of Michals's first MoMA show). Small artist's book of Duane Michals's black-and-white whimsical photos and poetry about dreams. Michals began his self-taught career taking frequent portrait assignments from Harper’s Bazaar, and in 1966 began exploring "sequences" of staged, narrative photos in his personal work. He established his now signature style–multi-frame still images with philosophical or humorous musings scrawled on them–for which is recognized in helping expand the field of photography. Published by Lustrum Press, Ralph Gibson's small New York press best known for publishing Larry Clark's Tulsa (1971). Near fine. Item #2898