THE BIRTH OF VENUS. Frederick Sommer.


NY: Kevin Begos Publishing, 1993. Sommer, Frederick. First ed. A portfolio of five dust grain gravures, made from the original negatives. Image size from 9 x 10 inches, to 9 1/2 x 11 inches; mounted on archival boards (15 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches). Laid into a cloth clamshell portfolio with paper label and letterpress sheets as follows: title sheet, sheet with quotation from Genesis, lacking the colophon sheet. Fine. Item #29125

This is the first endeavor into photogravures by Frederick Sommer; collaged from anatomical engravings, they are both eerie and lush calling on his major artistic concern of birth, death and regeneration. Each print is SIGNED and numbered by the artist and limited to 95 portfolios plus proofs.

Price: $4,500.00

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