Men/Women. Photographs by Herb Ritts. 2 vols. First edition. Limited to 5000 sets. Black clothbound in black cloth slipcase. Small square quarto. Gilt debossed titles, with black-and-white duotones tipped onto front cloth. Twin Palms, Altadena, 1989.
A boxed set of two books containing images selected by Ritts from the first decade of his work as a photographer. Many of these photographs, taken for the artist's own pleasure, were judged either too eccentric or too erotic for publication. The faces in these photographs are familiar, but Ritts shows them in an unfamiliar light. The pleasure of the artist at work is felt strongly in these photographs which do not compromise vision for popular acceptance. Some very minor wear to slipcase; otherwise Fine.
This lot also includes:
Arthur Elgort's Models Manual. Signed. Photographs and text by Arthur Elgort. Small quarto. Wrappers. 562 images; 194 in color. Arthur Elgor, Ltd., New York, 1993. 384 pp. "Like his photographs, [Elgort's] new book is full of information and good humor. It's a lively compendium of all the talent and energy at work in the fashion world today"--Anna Wintour
Fine in Fine wrappers.