The Lines of My Hand: Robert Frank Photographs [Signed, with an additional exhibition flyer and typewritten letter from Robert Frank]
Zurich–Frankfurt–New York: Parkett / Der Alltag, 1989. 10 ⅛ x 12 ¾ in. In illustrated boards, with original dust jacket. Holograph inscription in the hand of Robert Frank on title page; also includes a tipped in 5 x 6 ¼ in. fold-out flyer for “Moving Out,” a Robert Frank exhibition at the Pace McGill gallery in New York, and an 8 ⅜ x 11 in. typewritten letter from Robert Frank in original envelope. First Parkett / Der Alltag edition, inscribed “For Linda Benedict Jones, good luck. Robert Frank, February 28th 1989.” Very good, with closed tears on the dust jacket (on the bottom edge of verso ( < 2 ½ in.), and on the bottom edge of recto ( < ½ in.), and open tears on the dust jacket (on the top and bottom edges of spine (½ in.)
Signed edition of The Lines of my Hand, a photo book by Robert Frank that establishes a stream of consciousness and somewhat confessional approach to the presentation of his street photography. The photographs that make up his work through 1984 are here presented chronologically, in a reflexive manner that culminates in video stills of his family from his film Home Improvements. This edition includes a substantial portion of work made after the book’s first publication in 1972, displaying Frank’s continuous self-assessment in book form.
This edition includes a flyer for “Moving Out,” Frank’s exhibition at the Pace McGill gallery in New York that is referenced in the book, as well as a typewritten letter from Frank to Linda Benedict Jones, where he laments the fading “conventional way of Negative Darkroom.”.