Exhibit A: Guy Bourdin  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Luc Sante has compiled a monograph on Guy Bourdin: Exhibit A: Guy Bourdin

In his introduction to Exhibit A, Luc Sante writes,

"For Bourdin, beauty never appeared without its accomplices death, filth and laughter. This unholy alliance was something so deeply felt by Bourdin that it makes it very unlikely his work will ever be duplicated, even by his spiritual children, the Davids of darkness, LaChapelle and Lynch. One of the last conversations we had was a massive row, Kosak says. Guy was saying, 'I love the Devil.' I'm very religious, and I said, 'Don't even say that,' and he started dancing around and screeching, 'Long live the Devil!' Kosak falls silent for a moment. I believe if you call him too much, he'll come and sit on your shoulder. Now, there's an image worthy of a Guy Bourdin photograph."(2001).




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