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Gorman, Greg (Photographer) & Weiermair, Peter (Contributor). GREG GORMAN: IN THEIR YOUTH. Bologna, Italy: Editore Damiani, 2010. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 280 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of all-male portrait-photographs. One of the most beautiful collections of its kind ever published. Limited Clamshell Box Edition of 60 numbered and signed copies. The limitation is indicated not on the book but on the archival print that was produced by Greg Gorman specifically for the edition. Should not be confused with the 2009 Hardcover Edition. A stunningly beautiful production by Greg Gorman and Editore Damiani: Oversize-volume format. Photographs by Greg Gorman. Essay, "The Moment of Beauty", by Peter Weiermair. Inner linen clamshell cloth box, which contains the book in the recessed center. 13 X 17 inch gallery print-sized silver-gelatin print of Christopher Atkins is encased in its own black folio, which is also laid within the box. Outer cardboard box, which protects the easily soiled linen cloth box, but is missing in many copies of the Limited Edition. Printed on glossy stock paper in Bologna, Italy to the very highest standards. In pictorial DJ with gilt titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Greg Gorman's alluring eighth collection, a celebration of masculine beauty at its absolute peak, that is, "in their youth". "Comprises over 200 of the photographer's previously unpublished portraits from the last three decades, featuring famous actors shot when they were still unknown young men, from teen years into their early twenties. Gorman's intimate celebrity portraits hinge on the sense of his subjects' vulnerability. Here, famous young men are juxtaposed with photographs of promising unknowns" (Publisher's blurb). "I decided to do a project that expressed my infatuation with male beauty, especially in terms of youth. The portraits don't have lots of backgrounds, they're straightforward. It's really about the person, not the elements. It boils down to the graphics of the individual more than the graphics of the setting" (Greg Gorman). They are all here, today's biggest stars, and the starlets who would give them a run for their money if looks were the sole measure. An absolute "must-have" edition for Greg Gorman and male erotic art photography collectors. This copy is one of the Limited Clamshell Box Edition, indicated as such on the gallery print-sized silver-gelatin print that is very prominently and beautifully numbered and signed in pencil on verso by Greg Gorman. It is also very prominently, beautifully, and uniquely signed by Christopher Atkins. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of extremely few copies still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. The print alone ensures that this edition's value will keep and keep going up. A rare signed copy thus. 200 plates, 1 original print. One of the finest living American photographers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER GREG GORMAN TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 8862081413. $1000.00

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