EROS UNBOUND - 27 Assemblages; derived from the clandestine legacy of a SOHO gentleman. Carl Artist Book - Morse.

EROS UNBOUND - 27 Assemblages; derived from the clandestine legacy of a SOHO gentleman

New York: Privately Printed, 2007. First edition. Paperback. 4to. Thick sewn wrappers. A volume of homoerotic photographs recreated and re-assembled by poet and playwright Carl Morse with the assistance of fellow artists Richard Howe, Becket Logan, John Malkemes and Frederic Trump. Text and illustrations by Morse. 32 pp. Includes a folded poster in pocket at rear of volume. This edition was limited to ten numbered and ten lettered copies (this copy not lettered or numbered). Fine condition. The volume comes in a specially designed plastic folder, also in fine condition. The prints are a mixed medium of silver gelatin and resin-coated stock. These photographs represent a sampling of photos taken by Gerhardt Liebmann (1928 - 1989). According to the introduction to the book, in the late 1960's and early 1970's Liebmann obsessively and privately photographed in identical ritual positions and locations in his SOHO loft an entire generation of the hottest men of New York City's SOHO and West Village, creating in albums the portrait of the last sexually free generation of homosocial men. After his death these albums were broken up and the unmarked photographs scattered without attribution of any kind in New York junk shops, porn dens and flea markets where Carl Morse over a period of years found and rescued them, concluding that they were by an artist whose primary art was not photography. Fine copy. Fine. Item #25121

Price: $375.00

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