[Princeton: Naomi Savage, 2002]. Savage, Naomi. First edition. 4to., (19) loose sheets with b&w images, with color printed front and rear covers and colophon sheet; all 8 1/2 x 11 inches. The illustrated covers and internal sheets are all printed by Xerography on glossy stock; the colophon is handwritten. These sheets are enclosed in a clear acetate folder. In a separate string-tied acetate folder are eight Sharpie Fine Point Permanent Markers in a variety of colors. These two components are then housed in a larger clear acetate folder that is string-tied. Fine. SIGNED by the photographer. Item #50222
An artist's book, limited to 30 SIGNED copies. Naomi Savage (1927-2005) was a photographer who worked in a variety of experimental processes, some of her own invention. As a teenager, she studied with Berenice Abbott at the New School. After college, she assisted and studied with her uncle, Man Ray. She worked as a freelance photographer, and exhibited widely with commissions and purchases by numerous museums and private collections. This is her first artist's book. Of this work she stated "this is a coloring book for adults, a collaboration between us." The plates are a series of female nudes that started as b&w photographs, and were altered and reduced by a variety of hand-worked processes to make these into surrealistic images.