André Gelpke - Sex Theater

Author(s): André Gelpke

pin ups & burlesque | erotica

Andre 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 Spector Books together with cpress 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.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9783959050357
  • : Spector Books
  • : Spector Books
  • : June 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : André Gelpke
  • : hardback
  • : 216