Bettina Rheims - Bettina Rheims (Retrospective) - 2016

Bettina Rheims - Bettina Rheims (Retrospective) - 2016
Erotica, Photography - Quantity: 1 - With dust jacket

Bettina Rheims
Publisher: Taschen
Year: 2016
Number of pages: 598
Weight: 5 kg
Binding: hardcover with dust jacket
Dimensions: 28.5 x 36.5 x 5 cm
Condition: As new (some minor scratches to dust jacket)

Bettina Rheims (1952, France) is a contemporary French commercial and fine art photographer known for her erotic depictions of women. Frank portrayal of the nude body has remained the focus of her practice, which bears the influence of Helmut Newton.

35 years of daring, defiant photography. Since her first photographs in the late '70s, Bettina Rheims has defied the predictable. From her series on Pigalle strippers (1980) to her cycle on the life of Jesus in I.N.R.I. (1998), from Chanel commercials to Gender Studies (2011), her work has shaken up traditional iconography and pushed restlessly at the breaking point between two great human preoccupations: beauty and imperfection.

This 5kg Rheims retrospective showcases more than 500 photographs from 35 years of daring, often defiant, photography. Personally selected and assembled by Rheims, the collection juxtaposes renowned series such as Chambre Close with many previously unpublished archival pictures and entries from Rheims's own diary, detailing behind-the-scenes work and personal memories. Spanning commercial work and artistic series, the retrospective impresses with each turn of the page, as much for the vigor of each image as for the thrilling variety of Rheims's subjects and aesthetics. With equal attention to anonymous subjects cast in the street as to such global beauty stars as Kate Moss, Madonna, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell, the book showcases Rheims's particular interest in female fragility and strength, and of the magic encounter between model and artist which disrupts codes of so-called eroticism to build up a new image system for womanhood.

Will be shipped as a registered parcel with track and trace.

Lot details
Number of Books
Erotica, Photography
Author/ Illustrator
Bettina Rheims
Book Title
Bettina Rheims (Retrospective)
As new
Publication year oldest item
1st Edition
English, French, German
Binding/ Material
Dust jacket
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