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Hargreaves, Julian. NAKED LIFE. London, England: Westzone, 2000. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. Unpaginated. Fine.

Landmark collection of male nudes. One of the most sensational erotic art photography debuts of our time. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. A brilliant production by Julian Hargreaves: Flesh-toned cloth boards with gilt titles on the cover and spine and photographic reproduction pasted in front, as issued. Photographs by Julian Hargreaves. Except for the credits at the end, there is no text. Printed on pristine-white, thick coated stock paper in the United Kingdom to the highest standards. Without DJ, as issued. Presents Julian Hargreaves' "Naked Life". An attempt to somehow de-mystify the photographic male nude. Every photograph is carefully composed, dramatically lit, and highly erotic. Virtually every nude is full-frontal and in many instances, "in-your-face". The men, all of them Latinos, are shown grabbing their genitals or partially erect, and are photographed in public places. Some of them will rival the best-looking models of Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, and Greg Gorman. But all of them have a darker, more sinister look, an aura of danger about them that makes them more, rather than less, attractive. Hargreaves' explicit intention is to de-mythologize and "de-idealize" the male nude in the Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, and Greg Gorman vein. He succeeds brilliantly. An absolute "must-have" title for Julian Hargreaves collectors. This title is now 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. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with full-page color and black-and-white plates. One of the most brilliant photographers of the male nude of our time. A fine copy. . ISBN 0953743861. $50.00

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