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Lukacs, Attila Richard (Photographer); Morris, Michael (Author) & Aletti, Vince (Contributor). POLAROIDS: ATTILA RICHARD LUKACS AND MICHAEL MORRIS. Vancouver, Canada: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 175 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective monograph presented as an Artist Book. One of the most beautiful erotic art photography books of our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. A brilliant production by Attila Richard Lukacs and Michael Morris: Elephant-sized, as big as a poster, and it is not because of artistic vanity as the size allows every single Polaroid to be reproduced at actual size while being crammed with eleven others on the same page. Pictorial hard boards with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Polaroids by Attila Richard Lukacs. They are presented in a grid format that was conceived and realized by Michael Morris. Essays by various contributors. Interview by Vince Aletti, the photography critic of the New Yorker Magazine. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in South Korea to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Attila Richard Lukacs' Polaroid photography, all of them full-frontal male nudes. As such, they recall the pioneering work of David Hockney even though the artists have nothing in common with each other in terms of artistic style. While Hockney was profoundly interested in the way photography shows multiple points-of-view, Lukacs compels us to be more keenly aware of the closely intertwined acts of looking, seeing, watching, and perceiving (the Polaroid camera's "one-print-only" technology "proves" Susan Sontag's and Roland Barthes' central insight that every photograph captures a moment in time that happened only once). "Best-known for his epic paintings that depict homoerotic imagery, his work has been exhibited at Documenta in Kassel, Germany as well as in New York, Paris, London, Berlin, and Cologne, among other cities. This is the first book to document the work of this important artist from an unusual perspective: A collection of 1200 Polaroid images (twelve per page) taken by Lukacs over the past twenty years as core referents for his paintings, assembled and collaged by Michael Morris. Lukacs regularly employs a Polaroid camera as part of his artistic process, using his friends and acquaintances as models. His painterly sensibility is evident in the rich hues and romantic sensuality of these photographs, which are strikingly similar to the paintings that resulted from them" (Publisher's blurb). You have to hand it to his parents (and Destiny) to name their son after Attila The Hun, and he then turns out to be a different kind of conqueror altogether. A "must-have" title for Attila Richard Lukacs and contemporary art and photography collectors. This title is an instant collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition still available online and has absolutely no flaws, a pristine beauty. Far too many copies were badly damaged in transit because of the book's unwieldy size, which requires careful handling. A very scarce copy thus. 1200 color plates. One of the most brilliant living artist/photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO DAVID HOCKNEY TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 1551522950. $150.00

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