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MOLINIER: Une Retrospective

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MOLINIER: Une Retrospective
Molinier: Une Retrospective

Edition Mennour, Paris, 2000, 168 pages, hardcover in dust jacket, 9.25" by 8.5". Text in French and English. As new.

Fantastic volume on Molinier's compelling and obsessive photography - fetishist images of transgendered figures in dark boudoir settings. Great collection of his work, with many images not reproduced elsewhere, including numerous nude self-portraits in drag, as well as correspondence and other Molinier ephemera. As new.

When renegade Surrealist Pierre Molinier committed suicide in 1976, he left behind an extensive collection of dark and subversive photographs of astoundingly sensual intensity. Using himself as a model, Molinier blended transvestism and fetish, exhibiting himself with a narcissism tinged with irony. This book follows the large, luminous flow of his work as it twists the androgynous myth into a troubling and magical parody of camp and masculine desires. It features an extensive collection of his formative collages and montage photographs and provides long-overdue critical attention to an artist whose work is both beautiful and profoundly shocking.

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