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[PIERRE ET GILLLES] L'Odyssee Imaginaire, with introduction by Michel Beltrami, large quarto, first edition, Contrejour, 1988, pp. 78, white cloth boards, double-sided plates. Text en francais. The French photographic team known only by their first names produces highly stylized fantasies that comment on iconic images from Hollywood and the rest of the media, using models that are caked with makeup in a set loaded with hearts and flowers, even if there’s a dead body on the floor. It’s all so sweet. We get the feeling these photos are loaded with inside jokes involving the old Hollywood studio system, but much of the humor flies past our 21st-century heads. This is their first book. Condition of this book: Dust jacket shows light wear, tanning, no tears. Leaves clean and tight.