Message to the Future – $55, signed

No international sales

This is the first edition, 288 page Ten by Twelve-inch catalogue of Lyon’s retrospective catalogue beautifully produced by the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco. Authored by Julian Cox, with an essay by Elizabeth Sussman, and exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art in 2016. This book features the finest reproductions of Lyon’s vintage photographs from the 1960’s and 70’s. A gorgeous book of montages, and family albums.

Bleak Beauty offers this book for the special price of $55 includes shipping (domestic sales only). All copies are signed by the photographer and creator Danny Lyon.

I Like to Eat Right on the Dirt $60, signed

No international sales

“A child’s journey back in space and time.” 48 pages of photographs and montages in B&W duotone and color. Rare original first edition printed in 1989, mint condition, inscribed and signed. This is the ultimate family album an inspiration to any one that collects family pictures, polaroids, and carte de visites. A real treat for the kids.

American Blood – $45, inscribed and signed

No international sales

This is the brand new 400 page collection of Lyon’s nonfiction essays and writings going back to the 1960’s. Edited by Randy Kennedy, American Blood has twelve pages of beautiful reproduced four color reproductions, many never seen before. Includes fifty seven pages with black and white photographs, diaries and documents from his career alongside accompanying essays.

Note: A special collector’s edition with a small signed color print is available ONLY directly from Karma Books in NYC. The version for sale here does not come with a print.

The Destruction of Lower Manhattan (SPANISH VERSION) $49, signed and inscribed
(Text, captions and covers in Spanish)

No international sales

Identical to the English edition released by Aperture in the US, currently sold out by Bleak Beauty. Printed in Spain in conjunction with the Museo ICO exhibition in Madrid of the entire Destruction of Lower Manhattan series. This is a gorgeous book, with originals that are superior to the 1969 Macmillan edition. We have a very limited number of these books for sale.

The Destruction of Lower Manhattan$55.00, signed

No international sales

This is the gorgeous new facsimile copy of the 1968 edition. Printed in Madrid by Aperture in conjunction with the recent exhibition. Very few copies available. This is a great book, one of the classics from the 1960’s. Signed and inscribed. $55.00 including S&H.


The Story of Sam – $25, signed

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Based on Kafka’s “Report to the Academy” The Story of Sam was written by an Australian Shepard that lived his life in the Hudson Valley of New York State, but died at the edge of a highway in Sandoval County, New Mexico.

Heavily illustrated with SX 70’s, Polaroid’s and album photos of Sam and Lily, his Brittany Spaniel confidant, Sam’s ability to write was so highly regarded that he was posthumously voted into the Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The site of his death along highway 528 has long been considered a shrine for lovers of dogs and photo-literature. This beautiful printed edition, limited to one thousand copies is exclusively available from Bleak Beauty.

Burn Zone Cover

Burn Zone – $30, limited copies left

No international sales

A Cri de coeur directed at the artist community and our youth, asking them to join the fight to save planet Earth.
Available to read free online in PDF form here.

Danny Lyon - Like a Thief's Dream

Like a Thief’s Dream – $25, signed

No international sales

“I do not know of a book that cuts into and reveals the prison system and the subtle strange fates and characters of the guys. Not Mailer or Capote. Like your pictures you have a way of just letting the reality do the talking eloquently.” – Peter de Lissovoy

The amazing story of the bank robber and convicted murderer Jimmy Ray Renton and his escape from the Arkansas State Prison.

Non-fiction. 190 pages with sixteen pages of photographs.

Deep Sea Diver – $120 from Phaidon

An American Photographer’s Journey in Shanxi, China (Limited Edition), A facsimile travel journal and photobook of photographer Danny Lyon’s unique experience in a disappearing China.

Memories of MyselfOut of print

Essays by Danny Lyon, Compelling photo-essays from a remarkable career.