From her series on Pigalle strippers (1980) to her cycle on the life of Jesus in I.N.R.I. (1998), from Chanel commercials to Gender Studies (2011), Bettina Rheims' work has shaken up traditional iconography and pushed restlessly at the breaking point between two great human preoccupations: beauty and imperfection.
This limited edition Taschen publication is the ultimate Rheims retrospective, with more than 500 photographs from 35 years of daring, often defiant, photography. Personally selected and assembled by Rheims, the collection juxtaposes renowned series such as Chambre Close with many previously unpublished archival pictures. A companion volume assembles press cuttings, behind-the-scenes material, and personal memories to trace her illustrious career.
Multilingual edition: English, French, German
Signed and numbered by Bettina Rheims Edition of 800
Hardcover and companion volume, presented in a clamshell box Box size: 12 x 15 1/4 inches / 30 1/2 x 39 cm