Zurich: Scalo, 1995. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's black paper-covered boards, spine stamped in fuschia and gray, publisher's original photo-illustrated dust jacket, original invitation card.
"Finally, there’s nothing left to do but examine my motivations: Why am I sitting alone again in a darkened room, waiting to watch strangers fuck?" First edition of photographer and surveillance art progenitor Merry Alpern’s controversial second book. The project began when Alpern discovered she could see into an afterhours sex club from her friend’s Wall Street loft window using a telephoto lens. The result was this series of gritty, voyeuristic images – of coke snorting, blow jobs, strip teases, and other lascivious activities – that were spurned by the NEA. Illustrated with black-and-white plates; with an essay by the photographer. Original invitation card to the exhibition held at New York's Bonni Benrubi gallery laid in. Some rubbing and edgewear to unclipped dust jacket. Near fine. Item #4438