Black Males, Robert Mapplethorpe
Black Males, Robert Mapplethorpe
Black Males, Robert Mapplethorpe
Black Males, Robert Mapplethorpe
Black Males, Robert Mapplethorpe
Black Males, Robert Mapplethorpe

Black Males, Robert Mapplethorpe

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Galerie Jurka, 1980. First Edition. Out of print title. Softcover. 60 pages. 28 x 22 cm. Black & White photographs. Text in English. Used. VG.
Note: Cover is G, shows minor signs of wear, with little
 pen marks and a small hole. Inside is VG+.

A classic and very scarce. Jurka published the first Black Males catalogue as part of the homonymous exhibition he organized in 1980, with essay by Edmund White, and that gallery was which introduced this brilliant photographer in Europe. Formally stringent and highly erotic nudes, all of them photographs of black men, full male figures, staged as details or fragments of their bodies. Each nude captures all tonal gradations and his photographs penetrate deep into the very pores of the gleaming black skin. That and others of his works about black males are homages to the black body, which has been one of the most important visual contributions to the discussion on beauty, sensuality, and sexuality in the photography.