Heads. Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Luc Sante, essay.


Göttingen: Steidl/PaceWildenstein, 2001. 1st Edition. Oblong folio, publisher's black cloth, original black dust jacket lettered in white.

First edition of American photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia's series of large-format headshots, all taken candidly in Times Sqaure with a telephoto lens in 1999. "[T]hese portraits…, apparently so heightened and melodramatic, are actually of the starkest realism. These faces, planets shrouded in their own impenetrable atmospheres, revolving endlessly around a bleak and distant star, are the true faces of our time" (from the introduction, "The Planets," by Belgian writer and cultural critic Sante). Published in conjunction with an exhibition at PaceWildenstein, New York (September 6-October 13, 2001). With 18 color plates. Fine. Item #696