The Andy Book

The Andy Book
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Price :  £550.00

Bruce Weber.

Tokyo. Doeisha Co., Ltd. & C.W.J. Co., Ltd. 1987. First edition. Photographic wrappers, with French-flaps. Unpaginated [c. 120 pages]. 8 page Japanese translation booklet loosely inserted. Illustrated with b&w plates, including 2 folding plates. 305 x 240mm (12 x 9"). 0.65kg. . English, with Japanese translation. Fine; very slightest trace of wear, an excellent copy.

The scarce companion book to the film Broken Noses. Whilst photographing American athletes for the 1984 Olympic Games, Weber met Andy Minsker, a lightweight boxer from Portland, Oregon. He immediately became fascinated by the young boxer's physique, youth and unbreakable charm. He photographed him extensively and made him the central subject of his first film Broken Noses. The Andy Book forms a photographic record of the boxer from when Weber first met him, through his modelling work for Calvin Klein and Versace, and up to the completion of Broken Noses. The photographs are combined with Minsker's own unedited thoughts on girls, cars, westerns and boxing. Designed by John Cheim.