Interview. January/February 1984. United States Olympic Special

Interview. January/February 1984. United States Olympic Special
Price :  £160.00

Andy Warhol (publisher, introduction). Photographs by Bruce Weber.

New York. Interview Magazine. January/February 1984. Vol. XIV No. 1. Wrappers. 166 pages. Illustrated throughout in b&w and colour, with editorial b&w photographs shot by Bruce Weber. 430 x 280mm (17 x 11"). .5kg. . English. Near fine; a small 1cm closed tear to front edge of front wrapper, faint crease to top forecorner of front wrapper, small nick to lower edge of rear wrapper; an excellent clean copy of a fragile magazine.

An important issue of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine containing 'XXIII Olympiad. Los Angeles 1984. A Portfolio of Photographs by Bruce Weber'. Weber spent months on the road travelling around America photographing over 250 American Olympic hopefuls. He photographed gymnasts, swimmers (Steve Lundquist), divers (Wendy Wyland), athletes (Carl Lewis), rowers, boxers, wrestlers, fencers (Peter Schifrin), footballers, etc. It was the first time he shot Andy Minsker, star of his film Broken Noses and The Andy Book. This early project had a huge influence on Weber's subsequent work. He became fascinated by the dichotomy between the athletes' powerful bodies and their own self-awareness and physical inhibitions. It is a theme that reoccurs throughout his photographs. The cover is of swimmer Jerry Spencer. Styling by Keeble-Cavaco.