Chicago: A Chicago Book, 1980. Oblong (5.25 x 8 inches). Color reproductions of six of Heinecken's SX-70 Polaroid images of couples; the text on lined paper mimicing index cards. Spiral bound. A near-fine copy with a few creases to front wrapper. Item #405069
LIMITED FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED TO THE PHOTOGRAPHER RALPH GIBSON on the title, and with Gibson's ex-libris stamp on inner front wrapper. Laid-in is a mimeo note from Heinecken dated April 1980: "Enclosed as a gift for you is a small book I recently completed. As you proudly show the book to your friends, colleagues and parents you could mention that they can find their own copy in their mailbox by sending me $10.00 / If this package did not protect the book, please let me know. / The numbered [crossed out] edition for sale is 500 and approximately another 100 like yours are floating around." A wonderful association copy, as Gibson is noted for his own exceptional series of photobooks, having created over 40 of his own. Heinecken was a leading conceptual photographer of his generation, calling himself at times a "paraphotographer" because so many of his works were made without a camera and through appropriation.