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    Sale 2110

    Fine Photobooks From An Important Private Collection

    10 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 163


    Price Realised  


    Pierre Molinier, lui-même. Essay über den surrealistischen Hermaphroditen. Munich: Rogner & Bernhard, 1972.

    Octavo (240 x 172 mm). Small gelatin silver print laid-in (130 x 24 mm), with pencilled inscription on verso. Original black cloth, spine and front cover blind-stamped (edges sunned, extremities lightly rubbed, one corner bumped); original card slipcase; cloth folding case. Provenance: J.M. Lo Duca (presentation inscription on half title).

    FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY MOLINIER TO THE AUTHOR J.M. LO DUCA, WITH A RARE ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT OF HIS MUSE EMMANUELLE ARSAN LAID-IN. Only a very few photographs of Arsan, author of Emmanuelle and Anti-Vierge are known to exist, all apparently shot during a single sitting ca 1967. The image is a tightly cropped version of that reproduced in Molinier. Une rétrospective (Paris: Mennour, 2000; p.34). EMMANUELLE WAS MOLINIER'S BIBLE AND JOY (Lo Duca, quoted in Molinier. Une rétrospective, p.167). 101 Books, pp.216-217 ("UNFORGETTABLY POTENT AND DISTURBING").

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