Body and Soul. Photographs by Andres Serrano. Text by bell hooks, Bruce Ferguson and Amelia Arenas. Takarajima Books, New York, 1995. 128 pp. First edition. Small folio. Hardbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 65 color illustrations.
In this first comprehensive monograph, Serrano continues his probe of ritual, faith, life, and death. His graphic images of bodily fluids, stark renderings of carcasses and corpses from morgues, portraits of the homeless and of the Ku Klux Klan all relay with expressive elegance the spirituality, horror, and sensuality that reside beneath the surface of experience.