Photographs By Lucien Clergue. Frontis Plate By Pablo Picasso. SIGNED by Lucien Clergue on the half title page. Inscri bed to me. Lucien Clergue’s first book. Stunning photo illustrations of nudes by Clergue. Original blue boards with white lettering. Frontis plate by Pablo Picasso. 18 photographic reproductions in gorgeous gravure. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Clean and bright internally. Minuscule right angle crease to the frontis plate lower right hand corner. With the first publication of this book in 1957, Clergue virtually invented the mainstream erotic photobook. Books published during the 1960’s that bear its unmistakable influence include The Face of Love by Sanne Sannes; Cowboy Kate and Other Stories and Five Girls by Sam Haskins; all of the work of Jeanloup Sieff… The list could go on. The pairing of Clergue’s photos with the poems of Eluard ties them to that earlier generation of erotic adventurers, the Surrealists. Uncommon in any edition. The item “SIGNED Lucien Clergue Pablo Picasso Paul Eluard Corps Memorable HC DJ” is in sale since Wednesday, June 10, 2009. This item is in the category “Art\Art Photographs”. The seller is “hmxa15a” and is located in Island Park, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Production Technique: Photogravure
- Type: Photograph
- Subject: Nudes
- Signed?: Signed
- Color: Black & White
- Time Period Manufactured: 1950-Now
- Original/Reprint: Reprint