Stock Image

Pierre et Gilles : Museu de Belles Arts de ValFncia, 2-VI/29-VII, 1998

Mendicutti, Eduardo; Cortes, Jose Miguel G.

ISBN 10: 8448218221 / ISBN 13: 9788448218225
Published by Consorci De Museus De La Comunitat Valenciana, 1998
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Moe's Books (Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since May 26, 2003 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 40.00 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Spine slightly cocked. Bookseller Inventory # 1075271

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Pierre et Gilles : Museu de Belles Arts de ...

Publisher: Consorci De Museus De La Comunitat Valenciana

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

About this title

Synopsis:

Rare book

From the Inside Flap:

Unlike many contemporary artists whose work is based on theories of popular culture, Pierre et Gilles' artistic achievement is deliberately fused with popular culture in the present tense. Beginning with their early celebrity portraits of the late 1970s (Iggy Pop, Yves Saint-Laurent), Pierre et Gilles have created a visual world in which artifice and reality are inseparable. Employing props, make-up, costumes, and lighting that emphasize the staged quality of their photographic sets, Pierre et Gilles pursue an ideal beauty in their extravagant, hand-painted photographs that systematically demolishes any distinction between kitsch and expressions of the sublime. Both the artists and their subjects seem to insist on the complete believability of their allegorical characters, at the same time as they revel in the evidence that everything in their photographs is an illusion.

Pierre et Gilles' roots in commercial illustration for magazine and record album covers have resulted in an extraordinarily powerful combination of celebrity culture and archetypal Christian and mythological iconography. The very perfection of the beautiful boys and glamorous, weeping women who populate their artifical paradise hints at the tragedy of doomed youth and fleeting innocence that becomes increasingly explicit in their later, darker work. Eros and Thanatos are Pierre et Gilles' abiding themes, present from the start in their images of martyred saints, and coming increasingly to the fore in the sinister shadows and almost occult iconography of their latest pieces.

This exquisitely produced book provides a new and insightful assessment of this unique, idyllic marriage of photography and painting by a leading contemporary art critic, examining the emergence of a gay aesthetic and a utopian popular culture in the first substantial overview of Pierre et Gilles' career to include their latest, hitherto unpublished work.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Moe's Books has been selling new, used, and antiquarian books for over fifty years. Our store has four floors, a separate rare book room, and over 300,000 books. We are located in the heart of Berkeley, four blocks from the University of California campus on historic Telegraph Avenue. Please check out website for more information about the store and our event information. We have many of our readings available as free audio downloads. You can also contact us with want lists or questions about our inventory.

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Books may be returned only if not as described.


Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 2 business days. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or over-sized, we may contact you to let you know that extra shipping is required. International shipping rates are based on the book being able to be shipped via Global Priority. Over-sized or heavy books to be shipped by air mail will require additional postage. Additional postage is quoted at cost.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express