Notorious. Photographs by Herb Ritts. Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1992. 144 pp., Small folio. First edition. INSCRIBED in gold paint marker on front free-endpaper, 'To ____/You're the best/Much Love & Many thanks/Herb Ritts/'96/L.A.' Hardbound. Photo-illustrated boards. 120 duotone reproductions.
Near Fine+; light wear; slight corner bumps
"Herb Ritts [was] among the foremost international fashion, celebrity, and fine art photographers [of the late 80s and early 90s]. His photographs appear in Vanity Fair, Vogue, and many other fashion magazines...Notorious is Ritts at his best: it offers a sweeping array of virtually unpublished portraits of the best-known arts, literary, and entertainment personalities, among them Madonna, William Burroughs, Elizabeth Taylor, Dizzy Gillespie, and Jack Nicholson. . . . Notorious is a perfect showcase for Ritts's glamorous fusion of substance with style."
Duo. Photographs by Herb Ritts. With Bobg Paris & Rod Jackson. Designed by Jack Woody. Twin Palms, Santa Fe, 1991. Unpaged. Tall quarto. SIGNED, numbered limited edition of 250 copies. Clothbound. No jacket as issued. Matching cloth slipcase. Black-and-white reproductions.
Fine in Near Fine+ case; slight corner 'kisses'; trace of fading and few light scuffs.
Herb Ritts at his best. Like Robert Mapplethorpe, Ritts' exploration of the human form is deeply rooted in the Classical tradition.