Cloth-backed pictorial boards. 279pp. First edition. Tiny nick to rear cover, slight toning to page edges, else a very good or better copy of this scarce item. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: 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utopian popular culture in the first substantial overview of Pierre et Gilles' career to include their latest, hitherto unpublished work.
Title: Pierre et Gilles : Museu de Belles Arts de ...
Publisher: Musee De Belles Arts De Valencia
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Description IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # mon0001092301
Book Description Book Condition: good. 1089 Gramm. Bookseller Inventory # M08448218221-G
Book Description Consorci De Museus De La Comunitat Valenciana, 1998. Book Condition: Very Good. 8448218221 8448218221 Very Good. (Binding: Hard Cover, Jacket: No Jacket) Spine slightly cocked. Bookseller Inventory # 1075271
Book Description Generalitat Valenciana / Museu de Belles Arts, Valencia, 1998. First edition. Hardcover. 279 pages. Exhibition catalog for a show that ran June 2 through July 29, 1998. Includes text in English, Catalan and Spanish by Jose Miguel G. Cortes, Eduardo Mendicutti, and Sara Leturcq. Includes numerous color photographs. A very good plus copy in boards with some minor wear, a little soiling to the page edges and some light rubbing to the spine lettering. No dust jacket as issued. Bookseller Inventory # 148924
Book Description IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # SONG8448218221
Book Description Museu de Belles Arts de Valencia, Spain, 1998. Cloth. Book Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 279 pages. Hardcover, bound in illustrated paper covered boards with maroon cloth spine. Issued without a dustjacket. Light bump to the spine edge of the front cover with some scattered light rubbing to the cover from shelving and handling. Else, the binding is solid and tight and the interior is clean and free of markings. Text in Spanish and English, including interviews with the artists. Published on the occasion of the exhibition held from June 2-July 29, 1998. Bookseller Inventory # 019694
Book Description generalitat valenciana, 1998. Encuadernación de tapa dura. Book Condition: Muy Bien. 279 p,ilustrado color, nº interno 300.500. Bookseller Inventory # 015566
Book Description IVAM Centre Julio Gonzalez, U.S.A., 1998. Decorative Boards. Book Condition: New. MInt copy as issued Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 025192
Book Description Museu de Belles Arts De Valencia, Valencia, Spain, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket. Hardcover without jacket in good condtion. Text mostly in Spanish with some parts in English. Some minor wear to the boards. Page block and edges are slightly sunned. Previous owner's note penned on flyleaf. Binding is a little cocked. All content is clear throughout. CM. Used. Bookseller Inventory # 456100
Book Description Valencia, Spain, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Burgundy cloth-backed pictorial boards/silver lettering on spine. Slight bumping to top and bottom spine. Slight markings on front and back boards. Otherwise a very nice, attractive copy. Very good+. Will ship in bubblewrap and cardboard box. Bookseller Inventory # 000623