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ASLAN (Alain Gourdon) "Portfolio Aslan Gourdon 2" 1983 NGS

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Aslan (Alain GOURDON), artist. "Portfolio Aslan Gourdon 2." France/Japan: Nippon Geijutsu Shuppan, 1983, First Edition, OOP, portfolio with 12 prints, 16 x 12 inch color plates.

12 beautiful reproductions of nude pin-up art by Aslan. The portfolio, measuring 16 x 12, contains loose prints on heavy stock which are suitable for framing. Loose prints, as issued, in a card folder and contained in the original box. Same large-format size as the Portfolio Galet Blanc by David Hamilton also published by NGS. I am not sure if these images were commissioned by Artman Club or not.

Bio: Aslan (born Alain Gourdon, in Bordeaux, France on May 23, 1930) is a French painter, sculptor and pin-up artist. He is mostly famous in France for his pin ups. He contributed to Lui from the creation of the magazine in 1964 to the early eighties, providing a monthly pin up. Also, his Folies Bergere publicity posters have long become iconic images. Aslan has been much more than the master of the erotic pin-up however with famous publicity illustrations for Fiat, Peugeot, Renault, the Crazy horse Saloon, The Casino de Paris, the Olympia and the Alcazar, as well as children's books and record covers. Additionally an award-winning sculptor of important French political and cultural figures, most famously the Fifth Republic Marianne bust as Brigitte Bardot in 1970, followed by the Mireille Mathieu Marianne.

"As for my contribution to this half-century, I would describe myself as an "intimate hyper-figurative" painter and sculptor. I am in love with nature and its laws; I paint and sculpt "woman" the most beautiful subject ever given to artists, because it is inexhaustible and eternal. I am neither a sculptor nor a painter of my time, but of all time!"--Aslan

Condition: Case has wear, especially around the edges - one of the corners is split; some prints - not all - have occasional light moisture/foxing spots, most noticeable in three prints that have spots inside the image borders, otherwise no handling signs to speak of.

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