New York: self-published, 2002. 7 ¾ x 10 in. Unpaginated. Bumped at top right corner and light shelf wear; otherwise, very good. Item #6260
Patrick Hoelck’s scarce, self-published premiere photobook, exemplitive of his bare-bones and seductive portrait style, with a foreword by Vincent Gallo.
This book, published early in the artist’s career, pairs nude portraiture with frank, diaristic writing describing the artist’s drug use and early life. With TAR, Hoelck pioneered a trademark style of minimalist sleaze, which he has continued throughout his magazine and film work, as well as his other photobooks.