Malanga, Gerard (Photographer); Maddow, Ben & Moore, Thurston (Contributors). RESISTANCE TO MEMORY: PORTRAITS FROM THE SEVENTIES. Santa Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 130 pages. As New/As New.

Retrospective collection of photographs. One of the most beautiful photography books of its kind ever published. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Gerard Malanga's portraits of friends and colleagues, a Who's Who of contemporary music, art, literature, and celebrity. "Robert Mapplethorpe, Jasper Johns, George Plimpton, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Abbie Hoffman, Nico, Candy Darling, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Durrell, Roman Polanski, William Burroughs, and many more. Many of these people were and are friends of Malanga, and as a result, the portraits display an unparalleled intimacy. Malanga's keen photographic eye and acute sensibility come alive in a style that is revealing and never artificial. Texts by Thurston Moore, a founding member of the band Sonic Youth, and the late Ben Maddow, one of the great visual critics of 20th-century film and photography" (Publisher's blurb). Best-known as a very visible member of Andy Warhol's The Factory, Malanga was actually also one of Warhol's most multi-talented disciple/artists. This collection, which includes a portrait of Warhol naturally, attests to this fact. Malanga personally selected the photographs to memorialize The Seventies, reminding his jaded subjects of their idealistic, glorious youth. For example, Andrew Wylie (the sexy subject on the cover) has since become the most powerful literary agent in American publishing, changing the way writers work with their publishers. An absolute "must-have" title for Gerard Malanga and photography book collectors. This title is now highly collectible. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Beware: Almost all copies available online are remainder-marked or have serious flaws. A scarce copy thus. One of the most brilliant American artist/photographers of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0965728064. $50.00

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