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Male dancers wanted (Experience not necessary)

“New York, 1976. I am twenty-three years old. The house where I was living, wedged between two buildings at 42 Water Street, has just burned down. All that it held is gone. On a bench in Battery Park I find an old Village Voice with the following ad: “Male Dancers Wanted (experience not necessary)”. On 46th Street, near Broadway, I climb the narrow staircase up to a cashier’s window. Denise, the boss, says: “Are you here for the job? Come in, have a look, see if you can do it.” Gilles Bonnecarrère.

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Editions Lutanie is releasing a photobook of previously unpublished photographs taken by Gilles Bonnecarrère in a gay strip club in New York in the golden age of the disco era. Presented this year at the New York Art Book Fair, the book’s first edition is limited to 400 copies only and is poised to become a classic.

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L1001310You can order you copy here in the webstore or pick it up in our bookshop in Friedrichshain.

 

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