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Raphael Mazzucco spent the first several years of his career shooting in Milan and Paris before moving to New York. His arrival onto the fashion scene was heralded by immediate attention from such clients as Bergdorf Goodman and Ralph Lauren. Raphael has shot for Elle and Vogue magazines, as well as Dutch, Io Donna, Spoon, Arena, Marie Claire, GQ, Playboy and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. His photographs have appeared on the cover of four consecutive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues. His Guess campaigns over the past several years have been regarded as some of the most successful advertising that Paul Marciano has commissioned to date. Raphael continues to define the look of popular culture, shooting recording artists for Sony Music, Atlantic Records, EMI and Capitol Records. In 2005, Victoria’s Secret commissioned Raphael to shoot their 10 year anniversary coffee table book entitled Sexy. His 2006 editorial cover story for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit entitled Cover Girl Beach Party has been the inspiration for their 25th Anniversary hardcover image book entitled Exposure. American Photo has hailed him as “One of the top 50 photographers in the world to watch” Raphael’s groundbreaking work is known for its diversity of style and its richly textured lighting and composition. His vision extends beyond photography; painting and sketches often make their way into his photographs.

Description: Hard bound in black cloth. In publishers slipcase, as issued. Photographic paste down to both front and rear boards of book and slipcase. Text by Carine Roitfeld of Paris Vogue. Limited edition of 1000 printed copies. LIMITED EDITION of 1000 printed copies. A very nice copy with only the most minor edge wear.

Bookseller Inventory # 18451


Raphael Mazzucco Collected Art
Roitfeld, Carine and Mazzucco, Raphael

Publisher: Red World Editions
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hard Bound
Book Condition: Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket, As Issued
Signed: Signed by Photographer
Edition: First Edition

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p1060629p1060634-271x3001Alfonso A. Ossorio (1916-1990) was an abstract expressionist artist. At age fourteen, he moved to the United States where he studied fine art at Harvard University and the Rhode Island School of Design. In the early 1950s, Ossorio was pouring oil and enamel paints onto canvas, bit it was Art brut opened up new vistas for Ossorio. He was an admirer and early collector of the paintings of Jackson Pollock who counted him as a good friend. On the advice of Pollack, Ossorio purchased an expansive 60-acre estate “The Creeks” in East Hampton in 1951, and lived there for more than forty years. In the 1950s, Ossorio began to create works resembling Dubuffet’s assemblages. He affixed shells, bones, driftwood, nails, dolls’ eyes, cabinet knobs, dice, costume jewelry, mirror shards, and children’s toys to the panel surface. Ossorio called these assemblages congregations, with the term’s obvious religious connotation. Ossorio died in New York City in 1990. Half his ashes were scattered at his grand estate The Creeks and the other half came to rest nine years later at Green River Cemetery alongside the remains of many other famous artists, writers and critics.

Description: Limited editon, 1 of 120 copies SIGNED BY LEWIS THOMAS & ALFONSO OSSORIO. Folding folio in publishers clam shell box, as issued. Verse by Lewis Thomas & 8 tissue guarded etchings by Alfonso Ossorio. Some wear to slip case edges, otherwise very good. Interior clean and bright. A beautiful edition. RARE!

Bookseller Inventory # 21776



Could I Ask You Something?
by  Lewis Thomas & Alfonso Ossorio

Publisher:  Whitney Museum of American Art
Publication Date:  1984
Binding:  Hard Bound
Book Condition:  Very Good
Dust Jacket Condition:  No Dust Jacket
Edition:  First Edition

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