IONESCO, IRINA Cent Onze: Photographies - Erotiques
Title: Cent Onze: Photographies - Erotiques
Publisher: Images Obliques (Editions Borderie), Paris
Publication Date: 1980
Book Condition: New
Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket
Edition: First edition
Irina Ionesco is a French Photographer She was the daughter of Romanian immigrants. She spent her childhood years in Constansa , Romania before she moved to Paris . She traveled and painted for several years before discovering photography . Her work is described as erotic
In 1974 she exhibited some of her work at the Nikon Gallery in Paris and attracted lots of attention. She was soon published in numerous magazines, books, and featured at galleries across the globe.
Irina Ionesco is perhaps most famous for her photographs showcasing her young daughter, Eva . The nudes she created with Eva stirred major controversy, as many were shot showcasing the young girl in artsy, erotic situations similar to the work she did with her other, much older subjects.
A major part of Irina's work features lavishly dressed women, decked out in jewels, gloves, and other finery, but also adorning themselves with symbolic pieces such as chokers and other fetishistic props, posing provocatively, offering themselves partially disrobed as objects of sexual possession.