Melvin Sokolsky – “Archive” Limited Edition Book

Paris Collection Issue

Artist: Melvin Sokolsky

Size: 16"x20", 30"x40", 50"x60"

Medium: Archival Pigment Print

Edition: Limited edition

Please Call For Pricing and Additional Information. $2500 book with print. $3000 book with framed print. 1.310.858.8114 or Email us at

Melvin Sokolsky’s photographs are deeply imaginative, challenging the aesthetic conventions of the advertising and editorial worlds.  Reflecting the artist’s fascination with Surrealist art, Sokolsky’s photographs play with spatial relationships, scale, proportion, visual rationality, and the laws of physics.  Sokolsky defines an aesthetic that continually creates images which transcend the clothes they purport to feature, always provoking, always engaging, always alluring.


Archive is a retrospective monograph of Melvin Sokolsky’s photography from the 1960s to the present.  It is available both in a “Collector’s Edition” (accompanied by one of six signed and numbered 15″ x 11.5″ photographs) and a “Limited Edition” (book only) in a printing of 1,000 copies.  This luxurious limited edition is designed by Sara Siri and features complete visuals from Sokolsky’s iconic fashion images, including work with supermodels Simone D’Aillencourt, Carmen dell’Orefice, and Twiggy among many others.  Essays and commentary by Sokolsky recount the highlights of his career.


Melvin Sokolsky “Archive”. Each book comes in a custom clamshell and is signed and numbered by the artist.

Melvin Sokolsky (born October 9, 1933) is an American photographer and film director.

Born in New York City in 1933, Sokolsky was raised on the lower east side. He had no formal training in photography, but started to use his father’s box camera at about the age of ten. Always analytical, he started to realize the role that emulsion played as he compared his own photographs with those his father had kept in albums through the years. “I could never make my photographs of Butch the dog look like the pearly finish of my father’s prints, and it was then that I realized the importance of the emulsion of the day.

All prices are for unframed prints unless mentioned otherwise. Custom framing is available upon request. Please call for framed pricing and additional information 1.310.858.8114 or e-mail us at

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