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Exquisite Mayhem

Ehret, Theo

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ISBN 10: 3822859060 / ISBN 13: 9783822859063
Published by Taschen, 2001
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First edition. 488 pages. An over-sized book consisting of black and white photographs. Fine throughout. (H1). Bookseller Inventory # 5490

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Title: Exquisite Mayhem

Publisher: Taschen

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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Professional wrestling is currently one of the most popular forms of entertainment in America. - In the early Seventies, Ehret began to stage and photograph female wrestling scenarios in his studio. This erotic photographic genre has come to be known as 'apartment wrestling'. - Shot on sets with controlled lighting, his photographs have a sense of uncanny drama absent from previous examples of the 'cat fighting' fetish style. - This book is the first to present, to a mass audience, the golden age of pro wrestling and its illegitimate sibling: apartment wrestling. - By bringing together, for the first time, these two separate bodies of Theo Ehret's work, 'Exquisite Mayhem' presents the roots of today's overtly eroticized theatrical world of pro wrestling.

About the Author:

Theo Ehret (1920–2012) was the house photographer at the Olympic Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles from the mid 1960s until the early 1980s. His evocative work captured the enormous wrestling personalities of that era―Muhammad Ali and André the Giant, George Foreman and Roberto Durán, among others―and also the sport’s sub-genre known as “apartment wrestling”.

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