“AN ARTIST AT THE HEIGHT OF HIS POWERS”: LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF ROBERT FRANK’S FLOWER IS; ONE OF ONLY 500 COPIES; INSCRIBED BY HIM
Item Number: 2705
Tokyo: Yugensha, 1987.
Limited first edition, one of 500 unnumbered copies, with 81 finely screened full-page halftones. Folio, original gray cloth, cloth covered slipcase with halftone print affixed to the cover; original shipping box. In fine condition. Presentation copy, inscribed by Robert Frank.
Flower Is can be regarded as "an eminently fitting apotheosis for stream-of-consciousness photography It is primarily a memorial volume to Franks daughter, who was killed in an airplane crash in 1974 The whole tenor of the book is forlorn, which may be the adjective that best describes Franks work as a whole It reveals an artist at the height of his powers but hardly at peace with the world or himself" (Parr & Badger).