THE LITTLE SCREENS.
San Francisco: Fraenkel Gallery; Distributed by D.A.P, 2001. Friedlander, Lee. First edition. Square 4to., (96) pp., 34 duotone plates from photographs. Fine, in illustrated paper over boards, issued without dust jacket. Item #51120
In 1963 Walker Evans wrote a short introduction to a portfolio of "little screen" photos by Friedlander; it is published here for the first time with the expanded portfolio of images that dates from 1961 - 1969. The flickering television was a reoccurring theme in Friedlander's early work, a cultural signifier, much like the jukebox in the early work of Robert Frank. It is of note that Walker Evans wrote of Friedlander and of Frank early in each of their careers.