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was auctioned on: 4 March 2021
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Suburbia, first edition in slipcase

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Estimate: US$500 - US$800
Price realised:  n. a.
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[108] pp. Illustrated from 128 b&w photographs by Bill Owens. Green cloth with title stamped in blind on cover, white on spine. Publisher's green cloth-covered slipcase. First Edition. In 2001, Suburbia was included in Andrew Roth’s The Book Of 101 Books: Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century. "This book is about my friends and the world I live in. In the fall of 1968 I began working as a photographer for the Livermore (California) Independent. My daily routine took me into the homes of hundreds of families and into contact with the social life of three suburban communities. The people I met enjoy the life-style of the suburbs. They have realized the American Dream. They are proud to be home owners and to have achieved material success. To me nothing seemed familiar, yet everything was very, very familiar. At first I suffered from culture shock. I wanted to photograph everything, thousands of photographs. Then slowly I began to put my thoughts and feelings together and to document Americans in Suburbia. It took two years. The photos in this book express the lives of the people I know. The comments on each photograph are what the people feel about themselves."--Author's statement, p. [3].

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Fine Art, Photography & Prints
Date of the auction: 4 Mar 2021
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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