Winnipeg: Plug in Editions / Santa Monica: Smart Art Press, 1997. Molinier, Pierre. First edition. 4to., 120 pp., including 38 photographic plates and other illustrations in text. Blind embossed black cloth with photo illustrated dust jacket. Fine, as new. Item #50230
Molinier (1900-1976), a painter/filmmaker/photographer, had various passions and fantasies - girls and their shoes, fire arms, dildos, and the desire to be man and woman at the same time. In 1976, he shot himself to death. André Breton saw his work as an inspirational source for surrealism. A reoccurring motif in his photographs is the mandala, likely an outgrowth of his early association with the Dalai Lama. Prepared as the catalogue for a touring exhibition with an introduction by Wayne Baerwaldt, and essays by Scott Watson and Peter Gorsen. Includes a selective bibliography, filmography and list of exhibitions. Text in English and French.