Anthology of a Decade, USA.
Photographs by Hedi Slimane. Edited by Lionel Bovier.
212 pp., 199 black & white illustrations, 9¼x11½".
Two surfers carrying their boards through a canyon in San Onofre, California; artist Banks Violette’s extensive network of chest and arm tattoos; the phrase “the dance floor” written across a clear blue desert sky; Gore Vidal’s typewriter; a Python 357 revolver; and one of Beck’s acoustic guitars are some of the subjects captured in Hedi Slimane’s photographs in the USA volume of Anthology of a Decade. Taken in New York and Los Angeles between 2007 and 2011, Slimane’s black-and-white images capture celebrities-including Vidal, Kenneth Anger, Ed Ruscha, Courtney Love, Joe Dallesandro, Johnny Rotten, Brice Marden, and Brian Wilson-alongside portraits of beautiful young boys and girls (some of them models, some of them skaters, surfers or street kids), landscapes, street scenes and still lifes.