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Franco FONTANA "NGS AMC Artman Club Galphy Series #98" 1984 Photobook

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Franco FONTANA, photographer. “NGS VIP Members Club Galphy Series #98: Franco Fontana.” Japan: Nippon Geijutsu Shuppan, 1984, First Edition, HB, Slipcase, 30 x 22 cm, 60 single-side color plates.

NGS Artman Club publications were available by subscription only - not in bookstores - this allowed NGS to circumvent Japanese censorship standards. Usually NGS publications of Western Photographers preferred either the Mediterranean beach nymphs of Jacques Bourboulon or David Hamilton; or either the full-figured legs-akimbo models of Suze Randall or Leslie Turtle. This volume of nude photography is unlike every other NGS publication that I have seen, however. Fontana chooses to exclusively focus his camera lens on torsos in multiple combinations - no faces whatsoever. Unlike Clergue's images of curvaceous torsos in beautiful natural settings, Fontana's photos are geometric and abstract.

Condition: Excellent, in the original brown slipcase.

Shipping costs: Checkout settings are for International airmail "small packet" (available for packages up to 2 kg), delivery estimated at 5-8 days - $25.35. Two other shipping options are also available: Economy airmail shipping SAL (surface/air), delivery estimated at 2-3 weeks - $16.80; and International EMS (express mail service), delivery estimated within 2-4 days - $36.00. Shipping weight: approx. 1575g.

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