Corps Mémorable. Poems by Paul Eluard. Photographs by Lucien Clergue. Drawings by Picasso. Seghers, Paris, 1996. 65 pp. Second edition (originally published 1957). Octavo (small size). Warmly inscribed by Clergue on half-title page to a personal friend and dated 21-XI-97. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions.
Fine in Fine jacket
A nice reprint of the 1957 original! With this publication, Clergue virtually invented the mainstream erotic photobook. Books published during the 1960s that bear its unmistakable influence include The Face of Love by Sanne Sannes; Cowboy Kate and Other Stories and Five Girls by Sam Haskins; all of the work of Jeanloup Sieff...the list could go on. The pairing of Clergue's photos with the poems of Eluard ties them that earlier generation of erotic adventurers, the Surrealists. It bears the distinction of being the first 'over-the-counter' photobook to show female pubic hair (permissible only because the models' faces are not shown).--reference Parr & Badger, The Photobook, A History, vol. I.
Picasso Mon Ami. Text and Photographs by Lucien Clergue. Editions Plume, Paris, 1993. 207 pp. Large quarto. First edition. Warmly inscribed by Clergue on half-title page to a personal friend and dated 5-XI-97. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Black-and-white reproductions, with several in color.
Fine- in Fine-; touch of fading at extremities; slight warp to boards; jacket that shows moderate shelf wear.
A mostly pictorial history of friends Lucien Clergue and Pablo Picasso, highlighting seldom-seen intimate moments of both the photographer and the artist.
Les Grand Nus. Photographs by Lucien Clergue. Text by Jacques Outin. Marval, Paris, 1999. 143 pp. Small folio. First edition. Warmly inscribed by Clergue on half-title page to a personal friend and dated 1-XI-99. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. 142 Black-and-white reproductions.
Fine in Fine- jacket that shows moderate shelf wea and curling at upper edge; couple of tiny nicks at extremities.