Santa Fe, NM: Arena Editions, 2001. First Printing. Hardback. Arena Editions, Santa Fe, New Mexico] First Edition First edition, first and only printing. Hardcover. Paper-covered boards, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Antonin Kratochvil. Introduction by Billy Bob Thornton. Includes an interview with Antonin Kratochvil by Mark Jacobson. Unpaginated, with numerous duotone plates (printed full-bleed), beautifully printed on fine art paper by EBS, Verona, Italy. 12-1/4 x 9-7/8 inches. Out of print. New in publisher's shrink-wrap. From the publisher: "In this, his second book of photographs, Antonin Kratochvil turns his camera away from the human catastrophe and destruction he portrayed in Eastern Europe to reveal another side of modernity -- the broad-reaching spectrum of the entertainment industry. Kratochvil's unique take on the famous and fashionable is not the candy-coated imagery so prevalent in today's fashion and movie magazines. His work underscores the physical and psychological intensity of the creative men and women who have sat before his camera, with images not designed to flatter but rather created to reveal something, possibly hidden, below the surface. Mostly taken on assignment for Detour, W, GQ, and Premiere, Kratochvil's celebrity portraits have never before been assembled in a book. Among those who have inspired Kratochvil to do some of his best work are Liv Tyler, David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Jean Reno, Billy Bob Thornton, Bernardo Bertolucci, Peggy. Fine / Very Good. Item #20249

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