Screen Tests/ Portraits/ Nudes 1964-1996. Gerard Malanga.
Screen Tests/ Portraits/ Nudes 1964-1996
Screen Tests/ Portraits/ Nudes 1964-1996
Screen Tests/ Portraits/ Nudes 1964-1996
Screen Tests/ Portraits/ Nudes 1964-1996

Screen Tests/ Portraits/ Nudes 1964-1996

ISBN: 3882435771
Gottingen, Germany: Steidl, 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. A portfolio of photographs by Gerard Malanga, the Beat-progeny countercultural poet & photographer who was a key associate of Andy Warhol during the 1960s "factory" era. The volume begins with stills from Malanga's screen tests of celebrities & Warhol's "Superstars" including Nico, Salvador Dali et al.; followed by a section of portraits depicting everyone from William S. Burroughs to Duke Ellington, Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Robert Mapplethorpe, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Patti Smith & so many other premiere literary, musical, artistic & cultural figures (Malanga knew & worked with them all); a section of exquisite female nudes; & a second section of portraits all depicting the photographer Asako Kitaori. Following each of these sections are texts by Peter K. Wehrli, Debra Miller, Ben Maddow, A.D. Coleman & Kitaori (the latter an interview with Malanga following his portraits of her). A beautiful production by the venerable German art & photography publisher, hardcover in unclipped dust jacket, first edition as stated on copyright page. From the collection of the late Erin Black Matson, the poet-artist who, along with her then-husband the acclaimed poet & educator Clive Matson, was a member of the Beat Generation- morphing into the hippie counterculture during the 1960s. The Matsons were colleagues & protégés (in lifestyle as well as literature) of Herbert Huncke, Bonnie Bremser et al. (undoubtedly including Malanga & many of his subjects here). A delightful & significant Malanga collectible with distinguished & relevant provenance. Altogether in relatively fair-good-(mostly)near-fine condition as befits its long ownership & use by Erin, a tried-&-true Beat-Bohemian to the end: Book with very slight rubbing & a few tiny scratches to blue-paper front, back covers & spine; light wear, fading at edges & corners of same; area at upper spine-edge, corners & esp. upper left spine-edge with fading & slight loss of paper, surface paper (the probable result of nibblings by Erin's cats or other small creatures through jacket, see below); one very small area of somewhat significant rubbing, fading at/ near lower edge of front cover close to spine; very light browning & occasional spotting to lower edge of text block. Interior very fine with only a hint of browning to blank paste-downs, endpapers & mostly blank margins of page leaves. Dust jacket fair-good with mild-to-moderate rubbing, scratching, creasing, spotting, spot-staining & light browning to front, back covers, spine & flaps (the latter mostly to thin edges & corners); mild wear & some tiny bumps, creases at edges & corners of same; area corresponding to upper spine-edge, corners & esp. upper left spine-edge of book as noted above with slight-to-moderate loss of paper. Good- Near Fine / Fair- Good. [Item #4779]

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