Item #12587 SOCIAL CONTEXT. Larry Fink.


NY: Double Elephant Editions, 1991. Fink, Larry. First edition. Folio, [1] p. text, plus 15 original gelatin silver prints 13 x 18 inches, archivally window-matted to 19 x 23 inches. All are housed in a cloth clamshell box. The box is bumped at the tips and fore edge, and the cloth is slightly rubbed; there is one small 1/2 inch abrasion on rear and slight soiling. Limited to 25 copies. Each photo SIGNED, titled, with the edition number on the blank verso of the print. The photographs and mounts are in fine, as new condition. Item #12587

Larry Fink studied at the New School of Social Research in New York, taking classes with Lisette Model and Alexey Brodovitch. He taught at the Parsons School of Design and the New School as well as Yale and Cooper Union. He describes his work as follows: "My photographs have been taken with intent to help the human revolution and to do it at the right moment in history. They will testify to the transformation. Such is my feeling. Such is my need." From the prospectus, which is laid in: "Larry Fink's photographs are best described under the rubric 'new social photography.' ...reliant on the styles of Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus, Fink's work reflects not only the mood of the period of American life that he photographs, but also the currency of the social and artistic forces and institutions that have developed and formed him as an artist."

Price: $8,500.00

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