Title: Lady : Lisa Lyon By Robert Mapplethorpe
Publisher: The Viking Press, New York
Publication Date: 1983
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Signed: Signed by Artist
Edition: First Edition
128 pp. 116 b/w illustrations. Foreword by Sam Wagstaff. Essay "An Eye and Some Body" by Bruce Chatwin. Collection of b/w photographs of female body builder Lisa Lyon taken between 1980-1982 by Robert Mapplethorpe. Signed by the photographer on the half title page in fine red marker. Internally clean and unmarked with sound binding. Slight surface abrasion on the rear end paper from removed small circular price sticker. Black coated fabric covered boards with blind stamped title on the front panel. Slight knocks at head and foot of spine. Price clipped dustjacket is lightly shelf worn, now protected by plastic book wrap. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007563
Synopsis: A cult classic first published in 1983, Lady: Lisa Lyon is a groundbreaking collaboration between Mapplethorpe and bodybuilder-performance artist Lisa Lyon that is startlingly up-to-date in its questioning of gender, stereotype, and role-playing. 115 duotone photos.
Product Description: Mapplethorpe's provocative portrait of Lisa Lyon, the first World Women's Bodybuilding Champion. A commanding work of photography by a modern master of the art.
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