WALKER, Kara. Porgy & Bess. Libretto by Dubose Heyward. Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin for music composed by Ira Gershwin. 140 pp. Illustrated with 16 lithographs by Kara Walker. 4to., bound in publisher's half red morocco over decorative cloth covered boards, in black matching chemise. San Francisco: Arion Press, 2013.
Porgy & Bess, which premiered in 1935, is considered an icon of American culture. This edition was created in collaboration with the artist Kara Walker, who has contributed a series of 16 lithographs portraying figures and scenes from the opera. She calls these images "an homage to the feeling of the music". One of an edition is limited to 400 signed and numbered copies.
Item nr. 150317