Rodeo by Bruce of Los Angeles
Rodeo by Bruce of Los Angeles, curated by the American photography writer and critic Vince Aletti and produced by Acne Studios
Printed on Japanese paper in a limited run of 500 numbered copies and presented in a simple corrugated cardboard slip case. This edition is #... and includes three pages with hand mounted replica prints.
Bruce Bellas, better known as Bruce of Los Angeles, was one of America's most prolific photographers of the male nude. Pioneering the eroticised approach to beefcake that came to be known as physique photography of the 1940s and '50s, Bellas continued to influence the field well into the 1970s.
This book presents a counterpart to Bellas' stylised nudes, wherein real cowboys are depicted casually dressed and relaxing between bronco busting or bull riding performances at Western rodeos in the 1950s, '60s, and '70s.
Size: W19cm x H24cm x D3.5cm
Condition: Pre-loved and in excellent condition, minor dents on the slip case
Care: clean with a dry cloth