Pictures. Photographs by Herb Ritts. Designed by Jack Woody. Twin Palms Publishers, Altadena, CA, 1988. Unpaged. Folio. First edition. Boldly INSCRIBED on front free-endpaper, and dated '7/90' and hand-numbered by Ritts. Clothbound in photo-illustrated dust jacket. Sheet-fed gravure reproductions.
"Herb Ritts' photographs have quickly become the quintessential distillation of American pop culture in the eighties. Ritts' portraits of celebrities are at once monumental, recognizable, and often sexually charged. His pictures of rock star Madonna have given cachet to all she hopes to sell the world; glamour, sex and song. Sylvester Stallone, another pop icon, seems to parody himself with his macho posturing in Ritts' photographs. Others joining the parade are Pee Wee Herman, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLaine and Beach Boy Brian Wilson."--the publisher