The Way we Live Now.

HODGKIN, Howard and Susan SONTAG. The Way We Live Now. 33 pp. Illustrated with four hand-coloured aquatints by Howard Hodgkin. 8vo., bound in paper-covered boards, in the original dust jacket and new yellow cloth folding box. London: Karsten Schubert, 1991.

The Way We Live Now is a special work of art, a unique collaboration between two great artists. Sontag's literary classic was written after a close friend had been diagnosed with AIDS: "I had to write and it all just came out in a rush... It seemed that the whole of my life had prepared me to write like that." The story is about living with illness, and Sontag creates a tangled tapestry of emotions. Despite its tragic subject, the resulting work achieves an optimistic effect, which strongly repudiates the traditional horror and fear. One of 200 copies, signed by Sontag and Hodgkin, and without the extra loose lithograph as is almost always the case.

A Century of Artists Books 198.

Item nr. 165005
Price: $2,500.00

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