MARCOPOULOS, Ari. Portraits from the Studio and the Street.

(Amsterdam): Bert Bakker, 1987. First edition. Square octavo. Unpaginated. Introduction by Glenn O’Brien. The photographer’s scarce first book, a collection of portraits of New Yorkers—from well-known figures like Willem Dafoe, Roy Lichtenstein, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Queen Latifah, to more anonymous citizens referred to only by their first name or the location in which the image was captured. The volume offers a glimpse into that transient and much-mythologized moment in New York’s history when the established leaders in Pop Art rubbed shoulders with their younger counterparts in the burgeoning fields of street art and hip-hop. A near fine copy, small trim of previous owner’s name(?) from front endpaper, in photo-illustrated boards without dust jacket as issued.


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