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Gorman, Greg. GREG GORMAN: VOLUME II ("GREG GORMAN: VOLUME TWO") . Tokyo, Japan: Treville Company Limited, 1999. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine/Fine.

The photographer's second collection of celebrity portraits and male and female nudes. The true First Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the much more common Second Edition. Volume Two of the landmark two-volume set. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The edition is now rare. Each volume was published separately, ten years apart from each other, and by different publishers. The reason they nevertheless work perfectly together is that Greg Gorman maintained full creative control over the production of both. A stunningly beautiful production by Greg Gorman and Ulrik Neumann: Oversize-volume format. A tall and thick book. Photographs by Greg Gorman. There is minimal text. Printed on thick uncoated stock paper by Treville Company Limited Tokyo to the very highest standards. Gorman's dramatic use of lighting is reproduced in all its power and beauty as only a Japanese printing company can pull it off. In pictorial DJ, which utilizes a nude portrait of Iman in front and a male nude on the back, and white titles on the spine, as issued. Presents Greg Gorman's finest and most representative images in the two genres that he has excelled in and established himself: The celebrity portrait and the nude. Dramatically lit black-and-white, full-page photographs of celebrities are presented as spectacular, highly erotic nudes. Although it took a decade to get it published, the long wait was well worth it. Includes portraits of Rupert Everett (in his first and only full-frontal nude), Tony Ward, Michael Dean, and Brigitte Nielsen, among so many others. In Volume One, there was a clear demarcation between the extreme closeup celebrity portraits (which showed the soulful beauty of the human face) and the suite of nudes (which showed Gorman's arresting sculptural approach to the nude). In Volume Two, what is amazing is how Gorman managed effortlessly to persuade every single one of his male and female celebrities to shed their glamorous clothes and show off their smooth, silky, luminescent skin, the only clothing they really need, in daring, full-frontal poses. An accomplished Hollywood and lifestyle magazine photographer who has done commercial work for HBO, Columbia Pictures, Interview Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Playboy Magazine, LIFE, and Tatler, among others, Greg Gorman's true passions are the charismatic personality of the celebrity and the chiseled perfection of the human form, as only the (his) camera can capture. This follow-up collection offers definitive and ample proof of Greg Gorman's distinctive style and outstanding mastery of his chosen medium. A gorgeous "coffee-table" book, this is a "must-have" title for Greg Gorman collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Greg Gorman. This is an Import title, went into a larger Second Edition to accommodate public demand, and is now highly collectible. This is the only signed copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Gorman did not sign most copies and many copies available online have major flaws yet command up to $500. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with duotone plates. One of the finest living American photographers. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GREG GORMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 4845707780. $600.00

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