The Twelve Perfect Christmas Gifts from Dianne B.
New York: Dianne B., 1983. First Edition. Octavo. Set of 12 postcards and order form in a printed folder, housed in a red portfolio cover Illustrated by Ken Tisa; design by Ken Tisa and Laura Karp. Eight of the postcards, in black and white, are by Peter Hujar, and the others, in color, are by Neil Winokur. Christmas catalogue for Dianne B., Dianne Benson's eponymous Soho boutique, an early champion of Issey Miyake, Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Commes des Garcons, among others. One of the boutiques many artist collaborations, and in this case, with rare commercial work by Peter Hujar, notoriously reluctant to work commercially or even with galleries, and only published a few times in his lifetime. Hujar's photos include Dianne B. herself, the artist Greer Lankton, and his lover and friend David Wojnarowicz as models; and the iconic Blanket in the Famous Chair. A touch of wear at the spine ends of the red portfolio cover, else all elements fine. Rare.