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Inhaltsangabe: The first American retrospective of the powerful, extravagent work of this European
From the Inside Flap: Unlike many contemporary artists whose work is based on theories of popular culture, Pierre et Gilles' artistic achievement is deliberately fused with popular culture in the present tense. Beginning with their early celebrity portraits of the late 1970s (Iggy Pop, Yves Saint-Laurent), Pierre et Gilles have created a visual world in which artifice and reality are inseparable. Employing props, make-up, costumes, and lighting that emphasize the staged quality of their photographic sets, Pierre et Gilles pursue an ideal beauty in their extravagant, hand-painted photographs that systematically demolishes any distinction between kitsch and expressions of the sublime. Both the artists and their subjects seem to insist on the complete believability of their allegorical characters, at the same time as they revel in the evidence that everything in their photographs is an illusion.
Pierre et Gilles' roots in commercial illustration for magazine and record album covers have resulted in an extraordinarily powerful combination of celebrity culture and archetypal Christian and mythological iconography. The very perfection of the beautiful boys and glamorous, weeping women who populate their artifical paradise hints at the tragedy of doomed youth and fleeting innocence that becomes increasingly explicit in their later, darker work. Eros and Thanatos are Pierre et Gilles' abiding themes, present from the start in their images of martyred saints, and coming increasingly to the fore in the sinister shadows and almost occult iconography of their latest pieces.
This exquisitely produced book provides a new and insightful assessment of this unique, idyllic marriage of photography and painting by a leading contemporary art critic, examining the emergence of a gay aesthetic and a utopian popular culture in the first substantial overview of Pierre et Gilles' career to include their latest, hitherto unpublished work.
Buchbeschreibung Merrell Holberton, 2000. Buchzustand: Very Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP97154737
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Buchbeschreibung Merrell Holberton, 2000. Oversize hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good+. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good+. Stampede"Property of the Andy Warhol Museum Archives Study Center Reading Room" on title page. White stains on boards and page edges (paint? ) . ; Pierre & Gilles; 11.18 X 8.98 X 0.71 inches; 120 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 369552
Buchbeschreibung Merrell Holberton. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 185894113X Tight binding. Tears and rips on dust jacket. Light shelf wear on dust jacket. Good reading copy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers W43-KG9T-A052
Buchbeschreibung London, Merrell Publishers, 2000, 2000. London, Merrell Publishers, 2000. Boards, illustrated dustjacket (hardcover), 28,8 x 24 cm., 120 pp. text in English with colour plates. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 13157
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Buchbeschreibung Merrell Holberton, 2000. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket with very light rubbing. Gently used with NO markings in text; binding is tight. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0000247092
Buchbeschreibung Merrell Holberton, United Kingdom, 2000. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. As new, unread. Near mint. 120 pages of text and stunningly evocative photographs. (X-38C) Size: Quarto. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 002255
Buchbeschreibung Merrell Holberton, United Kingdom, 2000. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: As New. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: As New. As new, unread. Near mint. 120 pages of text and stunningly evocative photographs. (X-38C) Size: Quarto. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 160152