André Gelpke

216 pp.
with 170 black/white images duotone
thread-sewn hardcover

Leipzig June, 2015
ISBN: 9783959050357
Edition Number: 1

Width: 23.2 cm
Length: 30.2 cm

Language(s): English, German

Christof Nüssli

André Gelpke


André Gelpke’s series »Sex-Theater« was produced in the 1970s and depicted performers from a number of different sex theatres in Hamburg’s St. Pauli district. »The fascination that captivated me as a photographer came from the personality of the individual, from the performer who was prepared to realize in public the secret sexual fantasies of an inhibited society, simply in exchange for a fee.«
»Sex-Theater« was first published as a book in 1981 and quickly sold out. The edition produced by Spector Books together with cpress represents a new »staging« of the series: it includes an expanded selection of images and new texts, and is presented in a form that offers this collection of photos a contemporary framing. The era that is depicted here is over, and the decline of these clubs is documented
in Sex-Theater.

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