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Studio 54.

Photographs by Tod Papageorge.
Stanley/Barker, London, England, 2014. 120 pp., 66 duotone illustrations, 8x10".

Selected as one of the Best Books of 2014 by:

Publisher's Description

Now in its second printing. 

This title was selected for the Shortlist for the 2015 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

Studio 54 brings together a collection of photographs by renowned photographer, Tod Papageorge, taken in the late 1970s. They are a filled with all the decadency, vibrancy and glamour of New York’s most infamous club.

In Papageorge’s own words, “The 66 photographs in this book were made between 1978-80 in Studio 54, a New York discothèque that, through those years, was the place to be and be seen, as the celebrities, partygoers, and those crazy for dancing who filled it every night were happy to prove. Unsurprisingly, given its reputation (which quickly flamed into notoriety during a short, 33-month existence), it was difficult to get into: the imperturbable doormen who doled out access as if they were controlling passage into a fabulous kingdom made sure that it would be. Only the famous or socially connected could assume they’d find themselves shooed around the flock of hopeful celebrants milling on the street side of the velvet rope and guided through the door; otherwise, the thing most likely to help was to be beautiful. Once inside, though, everyone there seemed thrilled by the fact, no matter how they’d managed it, an excitement fed by the throbbing music and brilliantly designed interiors, which, on a party night, could suggest anything from Caliban’s cave to a harem.”

A special edition of 35 box sets, including a signed and numbered, fiber based print, may also be available. Please inquire if interested.

Hardback / Foil stamped / Tipped-in image


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