Item #7302 Vision. George Stavrinos, Satoro Fujii.
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Vision. George Stavrinos Special Issue

Tokyo: Tokyo Designers Gakuin College, 1984. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher's stiff illustrated paper wraps, dark gray endpapers.

Special issue of Japanese magazine Vision dedicated to the work of George Stavrinos, inscribed by him and with an autograph letter signed from him laid in. A queer fashion illustrator, Stavrinos became famous for his work for gay lifestyle magazines such as Blueboy, Gentleman Quarterly, and Christopher Street, as well as for mainstream publications and brands such as Vogue, W, New York magazine, Bergdorf Goodman, and Barney’s. Along with Mel Odom (with whom he was close friends) and Antonio Lopez, he is considered revolutionary for bringing both openly and subtly gay-themed work into mainstream media. He died in 1990 of AIDS-related complications, at the peak of his career. This issue of Vision was published on the occasion of a lecture given by Stavrinos at the Tokyo Gakuin Designers College in 1984, where he was invited shortly after he completed a project for major Japanese department store Keio. Comprises polaroids, drawings, sketches, and reproductions of work from the mid-70s to 1980s, along with photos of his studio and the seminar. Illustrated throughout in color and black-and-white; with index and biography. Text in Japanese and English. Inscribed to the front endpaper: "Feb 1987 / For John K----- / with my very best wishes / George Stavrinos." The handwritten letter laid in is addressed to the same person, possibly an artist or art director he was working on a project with, as Stavrinos discusses his sending the book along with a series of working transparencies of menswear illustrations (not present). Top corners gently banged, else fine. Item #7302

$200.00

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