The special edition of the book includes a photograph on baryta paper, personally printed by Fulvio Ventura in the darkroom of his house in Ghiffa,
The images are original and almost always in single copy.
Some belong to the sequences published in the book, others were shot in the same places, in moments immediately preceding or following; other times they are similar shots.
In a couple of cases, we have selected photographs from the same series but not present in the book.
These two examples are particularly valuable and contain not one but two prints.
Nearly 50 years after its inception, Italian photographer Fulvio Ventura’s Sagacity is finally seeing the light of day.
Begun in 1975 and originally scheduled for publication in 1978 by Luigi Ghirri’s ill-fated Punto e Virgola imprint, Ventura continued to amass his photographic archive organically for the next four decades.
This was Ventura’s living body of work, inspired by an evolving passion for esoteric philosophies, the mysteries of happenstance, the sound of jazz, and the literature of surrealism and mythology.
Curated by Giulia Zorzi, Micamera
Designed by Jason Fulford
12 Two pictures, 17,5 x 12,5 cm each, NOT in the book
13Two pictures, 17,5 x 12,5 cm each, NOT in the book