(SOLD): NABIL, Yousseff. I Won’t Let You Die.
(Ostfildern, Germany): Hatje Cantz, 2008. First edition. Large quarto. 240 pages. Introductory essay by Octavio Zaya and the photographer in conversation with Ghada Amer, Faten Hamama and Shirin Neshat. Nabil’s comprehensive monograph is a collection of photographs of celebrities and friends, self-portraits, and staged images taken over the past fifteen years. Many of the images reflect upon the flamboyance and fantasies of Egyptian society and movie stars in the cosmopolitan war and pre-revolutionary years in Cairo. This era is additionally reflected in his technique of hand-colouring his images. A near fine copy in dust jacket. An enthralling work.