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An Obscene Diary: The Visual World of Sam Steward
This lavishly illustrated volume chronicles the extraordinary visual world of a talented and largely unknown writer, artist, photographer and sexual outlaw. The edition, limited to 1,000 copies presents a diverse and powerful collection of drawings, paintings, sculptures, decorative objects, illustrations and photographs that are remarkably varied in style, and quite ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published September 3rd 2010 by Elysium Press/Antinous Press
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This is the ... ahem... coffee table book accompaniment to Secret Historian. There's an amazing cross-section of Steward's regular art, tattoo art, and polaroids. You also get a few excellent examples of what his Stud File looked like. It's all beautifully bound and worth every penny. If you liked Secret Historian, you owe it to yourself to find a copy of this companion piece.
Justin Spring is a New York based writer specializing in twentieth-century American art and culture. He is the author of many monographs, catalogs, museum publications, and books, including the biography Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art (Yale University Press, 2000) and Paul Cadmus: The Male Nude (Universe, 2002). He has been the recipient of a number of grants, fellowships, and awards, including a ...moreMore about Justin Spring...