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Known for his intricate paintings mix the sublime and the grotesque, Witkin are present both in the beginning, simple pictures, and marked change in the processing and the recent allegories, which could be named as new but for its provocative content. This chronological presentation of 100 works over a period of 20 years allows the reader both to search the path of development and to recognize the recurring themes of his style of travel. This catalog also contains an emptying of the work of Witkin.

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Best-known for his intricate tableaux blending the sublime and the grotesque, Witkin here presents both the early, relatively simple portraits, heavily marked and altered in processing, as well as the ... Read full review

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JoelPeter Witkin Photography between Flesh and Spirit Germano Celant
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About the author (1995)

Germano Celant is Senior Curator of Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim Museum. He has published extensively on Robert Mapplethorpe and the rich art historical past referenced in the photographeris work.

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