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PORTRAIT OF A PERFORMER. 2006. SIGNED BY LOVE. PRICED AS DAMAGED.

£35.00

NYC: Visionaire Publishing /, 2006

26 x 18.5cm, 32pp plus card covers. Photobook created by “former Dior Homme designer Hedi Slimane” who has taken a series of nude and semi-nude shots of a smoking Courtney Love in a studio. This is one of 2,500 such books published but one of a much smaller number which was signed by Love on the back inside cover.

Sadly this book was chewed top left by my dog (see photographs) after the pooch had watches a scurrilous documentary about Love and the death of Curt Cobain. Priced to reflect this damage, normally a signed copy would be in excess of 100 uk pounds.

 

has always stood at the intersection of fashion, art and music. Over the past 10 years, his slick, sexy designs and signature cut have revolutionized menswear. Several bodies of his photographic work — 2005’s “London Birth of a Cult’ and his ongoing ‘Rock Diary’ series for V magazine — have documented underground rock culture at its loudest and most extreme. In this latest project, Slimane teams up with the editors of Vi

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