When Steidl changed its US distributor, all books in stock were initially shipped back to Göttingen. Among the many pallets was hidden a lost treasure: 147 immaculate copies of Lewis Baltz’s WORKS, ten of Baltz’s seminal photobooks housed in a slipcase, originally published in 2010 and believed to be sold out.
During one of Baltz’s last meetings with Gerhard Steidl before his passing in 2014, Baltz decided that the definitive edition of his work in book form should comprise WORKS, along with Candlestick Point (2011) and Texts (2013). Now, due to a twist of fate, we are able to realize this wish for a lucky few. LAST EDITION contains these three publications as well as a new booklet featuring Baltz’s last, candid interview. It contains a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist (hidden in the volume “Continuous Fire Polar Circle”), and is the ultimate publication of Baltz’s oeuvre.