Joel-Peter Witkin

Joel-Peter Witkin, Eugenia Parry

Description

Handsome and collectible, the books each contain reproductions in duotone and/or color, plus a critical introduction and a bibliography.

With his focus on the “disagreeable beauty” of the anomalous and the transgressive, Joel-Peter Witkin’s images are edgy and disturbing. Influenced by artists from Giotto to the Surrealists, by daguerreotypes and the work of Bellocq, his portraits and complex tableaux incorporating corpses, hermaphrodites, masks, and mutilation provoke and challenge the viewer.

Contributors

Joel-Peter Witkin

Photographer

Eugenia Parry

Introduction By

Eugenia Parry has written or contributed to numerous books on art and photography, including To Collect the Art of Women, Vanishing Presence, Degas Monotypes and Harms Way.