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Clth, 9.5 x 13 in. / 280 pgs / 45 color / 120 bw.

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A long-awaited overview of the cult photographer of the European gay underground of the 1950s and 1960s
  • Karlheinz Weinberger (1921-2006) was a Swiss photographer who took pictures for a gay underground club, Der Kreis. He also photographed a small band of teenagers -- working class boys and girls dissatisfied by the conservative climate of the day. They adopted a powerful gang identity expressed in their self styled and homemade clothing -- embellished jeans, motorcycle jackets, enlarged belt buckles -- emulating American icons Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Elvis Presley.
  • Weinberger's other books are out-of-print and highly COLLECTIBLE: KarlHeinz Weinberger: Photos, 1954-1995 (Scalo 2000) sells for $400+ and Rebel Youth: Karlheinz Weinberger (Rizzoli 2011) sells for $150+
  • SEXY self-confident portraits of YOUTH in 1950s & 1960s, DEFIANT REBELS, Lots of HOMOEROTIC imagery rockers, bikers, construction workers and athletes.
  • The book works for PHOTO, FASHION, GAY & Nostalgia markets.
  • The book accompanies a retrospective museum show touring Europe.
  • PRESS & PROMO: Photo, Fashion, Music and Gay press all love Weinberger. Expect coverage in broad range venues like AnOTher, The Fader, Huffington Post, and ARTFORUM which have all covered him in the past. Fans of his work include John Waters and Steven Meisel. CULT and FETISH are two words used over and over to describe his audience.

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Karlheinz Weinberger: Swiss Rebels

Edited by Esther Woerdehoff, Patrik Schedler. Text by François Cheval, Daniela Janser, Patrik Schedler.

Featured image is reproduced from 'Karlheinz Weinberger: Swiss Rebels.'

Karlheinz Weinberger’s day job may have been relatively uneventful—working in a Siemen’s warehouse—but the photos he took in his spare time are anything but conformist.

Weinberger’s passion, and the focus of this book, is the rebel youth of 1950s and ’60s Switzerland, who channeled American rock-’n’-roll culture and made it their own with their rolled-up jeans and denim jackets, bouffant hairdos, striped T-shirts and customized belts boasting images of Elvis and James Dean. Weinberger’s lusty, free-spirited and self-confident portraits posit the defiant attitude of youth as a response to the conservative postwar era. Swiss Rebels also includes homoerotic images of rockers, bikers, construction workers and athletes, many of whom occupy positions outside of social norms. This publication is the first to present an overview of Weinberger’s provocative oeuvre.

Born in 1921, Karlheinz Weinberger was a Swiss photographer whose work predominantly explored outsider cultures. Between 1943 and 1967 Weinberger published photos of male workers, sportsmen and bikers in the gay magazine Der Kreis under the pseudonym of Jim, taken from Hanns Eisler’s song “The Ballad of Jim.” In the late ‘50s and early ‘60s he concentrated on Swiss rock-’n’-roll youth, whom he photographed with both tenderness and a hint of irony. Weinberger placed little emphasis on exhibiting his work; his first comprehensive show took place only in 2000, six years before his death.


Featured image is reproduced from 'Karlheinz Weinberger: Swiss Rebels.'

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The joy of a Weinberger photograph is in the fact that everyone is doing the most. Subtle is for someone else: here more is more. Big hair, big belt buckles, motorcycle clubs—everyone going their hardest to evoke American realness.

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Karlheinz Weinberger: Swiss Rebels

KARLHEINZ WEINBERGER: SWISS REBELS

Edited by Esther Woerdehoff, Patrik Schedler. Text by François Cheval, Daniela Janser, Patrik Schedler.

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ISBN: 9783958293298 | US $65.00

Pub Date: 9/26/2017
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Karlheinz Weinberger: Jeans

KARLHEINZ WEINBERGER: JEANS

Introduction by Gianni Jetzer.

SWISS INSTITUTE/PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY/MUSEUM GEGENWARTSKUNST/BYWATER BROS

ISBN: 9780920293850 | US $45.00

Pub Date: 2/29/2012
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