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Erik Weber -- Seeing Richard

Erik Weber -- Seeing Richard

Erik Weber -- Seeing Richard

Erik Weber -- Seeing Richard

Erik Weber -- Seeing Richard

Erik Weber -- Seeing Richard

Richard Brautigan

Richard Brautigan












































 

Erik Weber -- Seeing Richard -- Richard Brautigan



Erik Weber -- Seeing Richard

A Tangerine Graphic Arts publication

Previously unpublished and rare images of US writer Richard Brautigan (1935-84).

Signed limited edition and high quality paperback.

Introduction by William Hjortsberg & foreword by Jarvis Cocker.


"Erik Weber’s photographs are starkly beautiful works in their own right -- but the really great thing for me is that they also amplify the reputation of an outstanding American writer who has been neglected for too long..." from Mr. Cocker's foreword.

Richard Brautigan (1935-84) was one of the most iconic US writers of the 1960s and 70s. A child of the Depression who rose to prominence in the thriving San Francisco literary scene, he was commanding huge advances from the large publishing houses by the late 1960s. But this ascent was matched by an equal and emphatic descent into alcoholism, which eventually led to his suicide at the age of 49. Seeing Richard is a collection of photographs Erik Weber made of Mr. Brautigan during their 15 year friendship. The images are of projects they worked on together, formal portraits made for book covers -- including, most famously, Trout Fishing in America -- and those of a more personal nature. The majority of the 200 b&w images have not been published before.

Erik Weber’s earliest photographic endeavors took him down the streets, clubs and parks of 1960s San Francisco, where he documented the revolution of a changing society. There his career was launched, his photos appearing in numerous magazines and on book and album covers.

William Hjortsberg is a novelist and screenwriter. His novel Falling Angel was the basis for the film Angel Heart, which starred Mickey Rourke and Robert De Niro. More recently, Mr. Hjortsberg published Jubilee Hitchhiker, a definitive biography of Richard Brautigan.

Jarvis Cocker is an English musician, singer-songwriter, radio presenter and editor, best known as frontman for the band Pulp. A long term fan, Mr. Cocker has regularly supported and promoted Richard Brautigan’s work, including the in depth documentary Messy, Isn’t It? The Life and Works of Richard Brautigan for BBC Radio 4.



TRADE PAPERACK

204 pages. 240mm wide x 240mm tall. 130gsm Silk, archival quality coated paper; Context Stone card covers. Bright Blue endpapers. First trade edition. Printed and bound in England. ISBN: 978-1-910691-01-4. Limited supplies available direct from the publisher. £25.00 plus p&p

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HANDOUND LIMITED EDITION


General Information:
204 pages. Format, approx. 10”/250mm wide, 10”/250mm tall. Handbound at the Tangerine workshop with cloth-covered boards, conservation glue and hemp cord; distinctive Tangerine Press logo stamped onto the front cover; 100 numbered/signed and 8 lettered/signed/slipcased copies available for sale. ISBN: 978-1-910691-00-7

All 108 copies signed by Mr. Weber.

There are two editions, totalling 108 copies:


100 Numbered/signed copies:
Fully bound in Pearl 'Biscuit' cloth; Tangerine logo and author/title artwork embossed onto the front cover in black; 160gsm Hahnemuhle Lana Claret endpapers; 130gsm Silk, archival quality coated paper. Signed by Mr. Weber on the limitation page.

Price with shipping

Please remember to choose your postal region from the drop-down box.


8 Lettered/signed/slipcased copies:
Fully bound in Colville Purple/Blue cloth; Tangerine logo and author/title artwork embossed on the front cover in gold; 130gsm Fabriano Roma, handmade Sepia endpapers; 130gsm Silk, archival quality coated paper. Slipcase bound in hand-pulled, screen print Purple/Blue with gold dots 60gsm Japanese Chiyogami paper. The letters M, A, Y, O, N, I, S, and E have been slipcased. Includes tipped in, signed colour print. All 8 copies signed by the Erik Weber, William Hjortsberg and Jarvis Cocker. SOLD OUT