Fotografie 61 by Guy Bourdin
. First edition (2010). Large format hardback in fine condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About Fotografie 61
Guy Bourdin was one of the most acclaimed fashion and also advertising photographers of all time. No stranger to controversy, his bold, stylized images constantly broke new ground. Bourdin's sophisticated aesthetic made dramatic use of shapes and color and then his subtexts were tantalizing and often bizarre. He made complex, surreal narratives his hallmark. Linking simple objects with complicated stories.
Many of his tableaux were enigmatic, guiding the viewer into a dream world laden with sex, bizarre juxtapositions, and also sometimes a hint of violence. There is nothing coy or cozy about his art! Highly successful, his images graced the pages of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and many others. His work helped define the brands of Chanel, Ungaro and Bloomingdale's.
Guy Bourdin was born in 1928 and during his youth in post war Paris, he showed precocious artistic talent and fierce ambition. He presented himself to Man Ray in the early fifties and was then spotted by French Vogue, where he went on to create some of their most sensational editorial images for over thirty years.
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