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Philip-Lorca diCorcia

New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1995. 1st Edition. Oblong quarto, publisher's pictorially illustrated stiff paper wraps with french flaps.

Scarce signed true first edition of American photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia's quasi-documentary collection of street photography. 55 color plates of deliberately staged portraits of friends, models and male prostitutes, including photos from the "Hustlers" series. In 1989 the National Endowment for the Arts granted diCorcia a $45,000 fellowship, shortly after the agency had come under fire for supporting artists deemed obscene, most notably Robert Mapplethorpe. The fellowship required diCorcia to sign a document promising not to use the money to make obscene work, galvanizing him to embark on his "Hustlers" project: Using NEA money in the early 1990s diCorcia began taking trips to Los Angeles to seek out and pay men (many of them sex workers) to pose in his pre-staged scenes. Part of MoMA's Contemporaries photo series. Signed on half title. Fine. Item #4254

$350.00

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