Groninger Museum, 1999. First edition. Out of print title. Hardcover. Unpaginated, circa 150 pages. 29,5 x 24,5 cm. Colour photographs. Limited edition of 6000. Used. As new.
A black book to show a dark story. Published in conjunction Groninger Museum, this conceptual book has more than 100 photographs of video stills about footage of the Menendez brothers' murder trial in 1989, accused of one of the most mediatic, notorious, ugliest and discussed American crimes.
Lyle and Erik shot their rich parents to death in the family’s Beverly Hills home. They then drove up to Mulholland Drive, where they dumped their guns before continuing to a local movie theater to buy tickets as an alibi.
The Menendez murders became a national sensation when the television broadcast the trial in 1993. Rich, charismatic and wickedly handsome Menendez Brothers seemed to have it all but they wanted more, their heritage. Among thesse and other images the book examines adolescence and the dark undercurrents of violence and lust, providing a frank depiction of a period that is often idealized.
And this first edition was limited to 6000 copies!
A breathtaking book, debossed black 'leatherette' covered boards with tipped-in color plate on the rear board.