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screen tests/portraits/nudes 1964-1996 gerard malanga

Posted in book, inspiration, photography by benperdue on 13/06/2010

I don’t make it to Brighton that often but always end up in Brighton Books on Kensington Gardens when I do. Have had my eye on a first edition of A Canticle for Leibowitz gathering dust on a shelf there for years now. Went in there on Friday and my dad bought me this Malanga book for my birthday. Loads of famous portraits in there of Patti Smith, Joe Dellesandro, Dennis Hopper, etc. The usual NYC mix of Warhol superstars, beat writers, sugar daddy collectors and struggling artists. Still inspiring today. I didn’t know that Malanga had done nudes later in his career though. The pictures are good; the titles not so much.

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