Sex-Theater

André Gelpke’s series Sex-Theater was produced in the 1970s and depicted performers from a number of different sex theatres in Hamburg’s St. Pauli district. “The fascination that captivated me as a photographer came from the personality of the individual, from the performer who was prepared to realize in public the secret sexual fantasies of an inhibited society, simply in exchange for a fee.” Sex-Theater was first published as a book in 1981 and quickly sold out. The edition produced by cpress together with Spector Books represents a new staging of the series: it includes an expanded selection of images and new texts, and is presented in a form that offers this collection of photos a contemporary framing. The era that is depicted here is over, and the decline of these clubs is documented in Sex-Theater.

Text: Nüssli Christoph. cm 23×30; pp. 216; 170 bicromie; hardcover. Publisher: Spector Books, Leipzig, 2015.

ISBN: 9783959050357| 3959050356
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André Gelpke’s series Sex-Theater was produced in the 1970s and depicted performers from a number of different sex theatres in Hamburg’s St. Pauli district. “The fascination that captivated me as a photographer came from the personality of the individual, from the performer who was prepared to realize in public the secret sexual fantasies of an inhibited society, simply in exchange for a fee.” Sex-Theater was first published as a book in 1981 and quickly sold out. The edition produced by cpress together with Spector Books represents a new staging of the series: it includes an expanded selection of images and new texts, and is presented in a form that offers this collection of photos a contemporary framing. The era that is depicted here is over, and the decline of these clubs is documented in Sex-Theater.

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