Gus Van Sant: 108 Portraits. Photographs by Gus Van Sant. First edition (limited to 4000 copies). Clothbound with glassine-protected pictorial dust jacket. Inscribed by author to Richard Avedon 'A primary inspiration for the photos in this book'. 108 black-and-white gravure plates printed on matte coated paper stock. Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, NM, 1992
"The faces in this book were originally Polaroids used to cast the movies I have made. Beginning with my film "Mala Noche," I took the pictures of the lead actors, so that when planning details of the shoot I could stare at the pictures and imagine the characters coming to life, and how they might visually relate to one another. As my films grew larger and when I started to get more money to make them, I used the Polaroids of the faces to do the initial casting. I think that the bulk of these pictures are of people that I had a meeting with about playing a part in either "Drugstore Cowboy" or "My Own Private Idaho." These were taken in casting sessions."--Gus Van Sant
Very Fine. A clean and tight copy in Very Fine library protected dust jacket.