André Laude


Bernard Letu Editeur, 1979

With dedication and signature of Irina Ionesco. Text in French and English by André Laude, biography, bibliography, photobook by Irina Ionesco. First edition. Good condition, Softcover (cm 26×21), no inscriptions, pages lightly tanned at edges, clean text (21×26 cm), pp 77, illustrated throughout in black and white, with numerous nudes and erotic photographs.

Irina Ionesco is a French photographer born in Paris. She painted for many years before finally discovering photography and became known chiefly for her erotic photography and most controversially for using her daughter as a child model.From the age of just four to sixteen 15 her parents sent her to Romania where she was raised by a family of circus performers.In 1965 she gave birth to her only child, Eva Ionesco whom she would later feature somewhat controversially in her work.