Venus Revisited: The Photography of Wingate Paine
Author: Wingate Paine

Publisher: Steidl / Kasher (2008)


"In his classic "Mirror of Venus", Wingate Paine created an icon of the 1960s Sexual Revolution. Though innocent by today's standards, it pushed the limits of what was considered acceptable art photography. The book illustrated playful, strong, modern women posing in flagrante delicto for an enamored photographer. With the help of his wife, Natalie Paine, who directed a major New York modeling agency, he enlisted three remarkable models as collaborators: Sandy Brown, Carla Moliere and "Scarlet". Paine viewed his models with appreciation and respect, as well as desire. These three women stand on the threshold of sixties feminism. "Venus Revisited: The Photography of Wingate Paine" is the first solo exhibition of this work, featuring over seventy-five vintage prints from his personal archive, most drawn from his acclaimed 1966 book. Its catalogue includes text by original contributors Francoise Sagan and Federico Fellini along with new essays by Michael Boyd, Gabrielle Boyd, Lisa Eisner, and Lee Kaplan and appreciations by Barbara Walters, Tierney Gearon, Inez Van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin, Mitch Glazer, Dmitri Levas, Jeff Ayeroff, Roman Alonso, Steven Kasher, Brad Dunning, Doug Lloyd, and Katy Rodriguez". A most handsome copy of this gem still in the publisher's shrinkwrap. 108pp, 82 duotone illustrations. Designed by Jennifer Mahanay.