Item #4543 Tall-Maja. Bengt af Klintberg Agneta Ekman.


Stockholm: Gebers Förlag, 1967. First edition. Offset in boards with photo-illustrated dustjacket. Perfect bound. [68 pp]. Text in Swedish. 7 ½ x 10 in. Very good. Item #4543

Rare first edition of photographer Agneta Ekman’s captivating 1967 photobook exploring the mythic Lady of the Forest. Includes text by Fluxus artist and folklorist Bengt af Klintberg based on Swedish folktales. 

Ekman’s hauntingly poetic black and white photographs recount the tale of an erotic relationship between a man and a mythic feminine forest spirit. The images recall dreams or mystic visions and convey feelings of longing and melancholy, as well as a yearning for harmony between the natural world and our deepest inner desires. 

The photobook received wider attention following the publication of a facsimile edition in 2013. 

Handwritten dedication and unsigned typewritten page in Swedish tipped in.

Price: $950.00

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