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Bellocq, E. J. . E.J. BELLOCQ: THE DOUGLAS KENYON EXHIBITION POSTER. New York City, NY: Douglas Kenyon Gallery, 1982. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. Fine.

Rare E. J. Bellocq collectible item. A framed poster of the 1982 Douglas Kenyon Gallery Exhibition Poster. The latter reproduces E. J. Bellocq's iconic photograph of a nude woman wearing a mask. There is no ISBN. The Poster is now rare. Poster size is 18 X 24 inches. Framed size is slightly larger. The frame is on custom-made, black solid wood with Plexi-Glass. Printed on archival, thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Published on the occasion of the landmark eponymous exhibition held at the Douglas Kenyon Gallery in 1982. Presents E. J. Bellocq's "Untitled Nude". The image is from one of the most unforgettable sequences of vernacular photographs by a largely unknown photographer ever re-discovered. "Taken around 1912, the photographs constitute the only surviving work of the photographer whose work is now considered among the most intriguingly and beguilingly erotic female nude photographs ever made. All of the subjects who posed for E. J. Bellocq were prostitutes and the combination of uninhibited sensuality and sweet candor makes these portraits unique in the history of photography" (MOMA). Bellocq was clearly a regular paying patron of his subjects, which is how he gained photographic (aside from sexual) access to and intimacy with them. A genuine collectible, not just memorabilia, "must-have" item for E. J. Bellocq collectors. This Exhibition Poster was not sold commercially and is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only copy available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. It is beautifully and elegantly framed, and will be packed carefully for both domestic (and where feasible, international) transit. A rare copy thus. One 18 X 24 framed poster. One of the most important American photographers of the 20th century. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER "BELLOCQ: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM STORYVILLE, THE RED-LIGHT DISTRICT OF NEW ORLEANS" TITLE IN OUR CATALOG). $100.00

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