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Revisit those edgy, New York girls of the early 1990's in this new edition of the book first released in 1995. It defined a time, a place, and the raw aesthetic of the artist Richard Kern. Special revised edition with never-published outtakes from the original photo sets, as well as photos rejected as too explicit for the first book, and stills from his 25 films. Bondage and more.
Kern was a leading figure in the 1980s "Cinema of Transgression," director of the iconic films You Killed Me First, Fingered, and Submit to Me Now. Bondage is a big part of this book and of his ouvre.
Kern was also the producer of Sonic Youth's Death Valley 69 and Marilyn Manson's Lunchbox music videos and a pioneering zine publisher responsible for The Heroin Addict and The Valium Addict. Kern turned to still photography, shooting girls in his downtown, punk-inflected New York social circle. They were naked, bold, tattooed, pierced, and casually posed in minimal sets, mostly just Richard's ratty slum apartment.
They are young, but not innocent, fully complicit in the bondage, gun play, and infamous candle insertions. The text is an interview with Kern by Kim Gordon. All of this pre-dated Suicide Girls by six years. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kern's best-known work, Taschen feels you've missed Monica, Erin, Jaiko, Jen, Susan, Amy and Sam, and thought you'd enjoy seeing just a bit more of them. Includes several interview with the models. Text in English, French, and German.
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Item Code NEWYGH Publisher Taschen Publish Date 2015 ISBN 9783836555272 Adult Rating Adult Material Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 9x12 # Pages 312pg Color Full Color