Publisher: Santa Fe, New Mexico: Arena Editions, 1998
Edition: 1st Edition
Condition: Fine / Fine
Item #: 112674
First edition, first and only printing. Signed on the half-title page in black ink by Malanga. Hardcover. Fine black linen cloth, with title stamped in orange on front cover and spine, with photographically illustrated dust jacket. Photographs by Gerard Malanga. Poem by Thurston Moore (a founding member of the band Sonic Youth). Text by Ben Maddow. Includes a list of plates and brief biography. 116 pp., with 71 duotone plates, beautifully printed on fine matt art paper by EBS, Verona, Italy. 11-3/4 x 8-3/4 inches.
Fine in Fine dust jacket.
From the publisher: "Gerard Malanga has been acclaimed as a poet, photographer, and filmmaker. Resistance to Memory is a compilation of his photographic portraits taken during the 1970s, many never before published. Included are remarkable photographs of the legendary cultural, artistic, literary, and musical personalities of our time, including: Robert Mapplethorpe, Jasper Johns, George Plimpton, Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Abbie Hoffman, Nico, Candy Darling, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Durrell, Roman Polanski, William Burroughs, and many more. Many of these people were and are friends of Malanga, and as a result the portraits display an unparalleled intimacy. Malangas keen photographic eye and acute sensibility come alive in a style that is revealing, and never artificial. The book features texts by Thurston Moore, a founding member of the band Sonic Youth, and the late Ben Maddow, one of the great visual critics of twentieth century film and photography."