Don Bachardy: Nudes (Hardcover)
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In early 2002, the renowned Santa Monica-based portraitist Don Bachardy (born 1934) was commissioned to draw a different nude from life every day.
For the next two years, Bachardy created thousands of images and a body of work that reflects a lifetime of observing, depicting and processing the human male form, to which his numerous previous publications are testimony.
Images range from confrontational to passive, sensual to blas , and engage the viewer on multiple levels. A provocative text from Edmund White, "Ten Ways of Looking at Bachardy's Male Nudes," elaborates on the various ways to see and understand the work.