Sexe was the spin-off magazine of Purple Prose, which eventually
evolved into Purple Fashion Magazine. It was short-lived, running from
1998-2001 and consisted of eight issues. From the introduction of the
Purple Anthology, editor Olivier Zahm writes:
"We launched Purple Prose in the early 1990s without any means, and
without any experience, because we wanted to make a magazine that was
radically different. We wanted to support the artists around us that no
one else supported, much less talked about. [..] It would be a form of
opposition of our own, different from the critical jargon of the
generation of '68. [..] From a visual standpoint, we represented the
break from '80s imagery (like Richard Avedon's photography for Versace,
for example). From an artistic standpoint, the artists of the early '90s
were rising up against art as capital fetish [..]. In saying that
Purple is the portrait of a generation, I mean it's a portrait of those
who embody their times. At the same time, it's a portrait of myself and
Elein Fleiss, our ideas, our lives, and our aesthetics."
Paris: Purple, 1999. Very good condition, with some light shelfwear and minor creasing. A special edition issue featuring the work of Marcelo Krasilcic.
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