Famous for her 1990 photographs of a young Kate Moss, self-taught photographer Corinne Day has come to epitomise the late-20th century "heroin chic" look. Day spent a last decade photographing her friends in a London of damp squats, peeling wallpaper, drug taking, sex and endless sticky summers. The result is a Diary: a series of candid, astonishingly intimate portraits of a group of young people a world away from the aspirations of New Labour's Britain, at the centre of which is Day's close friend Tara. The photographs would be deemed voyeuristic were it not for Day's proximity to and involvement with her subjects; in a harrowing few entries she documents her own brain-tumour diagnosis in 1996, preparation for surgery, and later recovery. Some of the most poignant portraits are those of Day's friend Yank who died early in 2000, and to whom the book is dedicated. The book accompanies Day's first solo exhibition at the Photographers' Gallery in London. This book measures 28.8 x 23.3 x 1.6 cm and is in perfect new condition.
A great insight into the evolution of the Versace style since 1982, this book features his sketches and finished works of haute couture, ready-to-wear, accessories, jewellery, and opera and ballet costumes, as well as artworks created by Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, and Bruce Weber. The pictures are accompanied by a variety of writing, including commentary by Hamish Bowles of American Vogue, a short story by Isabella Bossi Fedrigotti, an excerpt from the memoirs of Lady Julia Trevelyan Oman, and quotations and features from fashion magazines around the world. The book is used and is in very good condition with only a light amount of wear.
A rare book written in French featuring, amongst many other things, 6 large photos of Andy Warhol's scars from the famous gunshot attempt on his life by Valerie Solanis, photos and essays of others including Chet Baker, Julian Scnabel,Robert Evans. The book is used and in good condition with some amount of wear in the cover.