New York: Viking Press, 1991. 1st Edition. Large folio, publisher's black cloth, spine stamped in white, black endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
German photographer Alastair Thain’s collection of his most iconic portraits. Documenting the rich and famous since the early 1980s, Thain’s output has since become defined by his intimate and psychologically resonant portraits of the creative industry's best known faces. Illustrated with black-and-white and color-toned plates of artists, authors, directors, actors, performers, and musicians Thain captured over the course of a decade, including Laurie Anderson, David Byrne, Derek Jarman, Spike Lee, Kathy Acker, Mary Gaitskill, Francis Bacon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Andy Warhol (taken just months before the artist's death), among numerous others; with brief bios each subject, and an introduction by writer and curator Jane Withers. Book designed by British uber designer Neville Brody and Giles Dunn. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #3115