The Beautiful And The Damned: Punk Photographs by Ann Summa.
NY: Foggy Notion Books/Smart Art Press, 2010. First edition. Lge. 4to. Illustrated boards. 112pp. Edited by Kristine McKenna, with a foreword by Exene Cervenka and afterword by Ann Summa.
A collection of more than 180 b/w photographs taken by Summa between 1978 and 1984, 95 of them previously unpublished, most revolving around the LA punk scene, but also including visitors from New York and the UK and influential artists Iggy Pop, Captain Beefheart and David Bowie. Features shots of the Screamers, the Germs, X, the Cramps, Tom Verlaine, James Chance, Lydia Lunch, Talking Heads, the Fall, the Clash, Magazine, the Slits, Nina Hagen, and many others.
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