BLACK MALES, Robert Mapplethorpe
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Galerie Jurka, 1980. Softcover. 60 pages. 28 x 22 cm. Text in English. Used. VG. Very scarce and special. 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 the one which introduced this brilliant photographer in Europe. Formally stringent and highly erotic nudes, all of them are 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. Along with others, this work about black males is a tribute to the black body, being one of the most important visual contributions to the discussion on beauty, sensuality, and sexuality in the photography. [Orders of value equal or above 250€, like this book, have higher calculated shipping to be sent only by recorded, fully insured courier]