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INTO THE PLEASURE DOME: The Films of Kenneth Anger (Inscribed by Anger)

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INTO THE PLEASURE DOME: The Films of Kenneth Anger (Inscribed by Anger)

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INTO THE PLEASURE DOME: The Films of Kenneth Anger (Inscribed by Anger)

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Pilling, Jayne and Mike O’Pray (Editors).  Into the Pleasure Dome: The Films of Kenneth Anger. London: British Film Institute (B.F.I.). 1989.

First Edition. Softcover measuring 8 1/4” x 7.5”. 76 pages. With black and white photographs. Inscribed by Kenneth Anger to Robert Shapazian who was the director of the Gagosian Art Gallery in Los Angeles between the years of 1995 and 2010. Thought to be one of the most influential figures in the West Coast modern art world, he was also the director of the Lapis Press (Venice, CA) from 1986 through 1994. Inscription is in red marker on the verso of front cover and reads: “For Robert Shapazian, Warmest Wishes, Kenneth Anger.” Shapazian passed away in 2010. NEAR FINE.

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Includes a detailed filmography and an analysis of Anger’s works through the late 1980s, plus essays by Tony Rayns, Raymond Durgnat, and Rebekah Wood, a lengthy interview with Anger from 1971 by Tony Rayns, and a piece by Anger entitled Modesty and the Art of Film. A desirable association copy of this uncommon title.