Witkin by Germano Gelant
1996 First edition – Witkin Exhibition catalogue
Published by Scalo, this book spans the entire career of Joel-Peter Witkin’s (b.1939), and examines the impact of his work from both the American and the European perspectives. Witkin is a controversial American artist and photographer known for his provocative and powerful subject matter. His shocking and compelling exploration of imagery traditionally considered taboo features prominently in museums and collections around the world. This collective work encourages the reader to examine the perception of ‘normal’ and reflect on how we perceive beauty through an artful depiction of the grotesque and physically abnormal.
This edition was a personal gift to Billy Jamieson, star of the History Channel’s Treasure Trader. The personal inscription reads: BILL THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS AND GENEROSITY XO FLORIA. this is followed by a quote from Jong.