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Forbidden Photographs Original Maquettes and Image Negatives.

Sun in Scorpio, 1981. Limited Edition/Unique. Hardcover and Original Sheets. "Charles Gatewood's world is not for everyone. These photographs, themselves quite understated, present some of the most gruesome and irresistible body piercings, tattoos, and alternative characters. Gatewood's writings provide a vivid travelog insight into the lives of Annie Sprinkle, Sailor Sid, and Mrs. Gatewood." [publisher] "Gatewood's work is freakish, earthy, blunt, erotic--most of all, terribly and beautifully alive." [A.D. Coleman, New York Times]
Nineteen negatives for the various photographs including nearly all of the 'major' images (including bondage bear). Forty loose sheets composed of the pasteups for the the book. Includes original envelops laid in. Very Good. Maquettes: Hint of toning at leaf edges, some glue toning at text pastedowns, some pencil notations for printers, else bright and clean; book: tight, bright, and unmarred. Maquettes: archival box, tissue between negatives; book: black paper boards, black endpages, frontispiece. 8vo. np. Illus. (b/w plates). Limited numbered edition of 1000, this being copy "Proof" Item #9187

Price: $2,500.00

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