Terryworld, Art Edition
Chromogenic print on Kodak Endura photographic paper, 33 x 25.5 cm (13 x 10 in.), hardcover volume in acrylic box with Terrybear, 26 x 34 cm (10.2 x 13.4 in.), 288 pages
The Art Edition is limited to 1,000 signed and numbered books, each packaged in a clear plastic box with a Terrybear (a brown teddy bear with Terry’s face) and one of four signed and numbered chromogenic prints on Kodak Endura photographic paper (33 x 25.5 cm/13 x 10 in.) in limited editions of 250 each.
Who took 1970’s porn esthetic and made it fashion chic? Terry Richardson. Who made the trailer park trendy and the tractor hat de rigueur? Richardson again. Who’s equally at home in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Purple and Vice? Our boy Terry. Who uses his fashion money to fund an X-rated website? Yes, Richardson. And who can’t resist getting his clothes off and jumping in front of his own lens? Well, that would be Terry Richardson as well.
Porn stars, supermodels, transsexuals, hillbillies, friends, pets, and celebrities all do for his lens what they’ll do for no other. And if anyone ever wonders why they did it, just blame it on Terryworld, where taboos are null and void, and fashion finds sex a perfect fit.
Dian Hanson produced a variety of men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book editor. Her 60+ books for TASCHEN include The Art of Pin-up and Psychedelic Sex. She lives in Los Angeles.