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August 20 2014

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Another Man, Another Show

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There were so many bodies at Rankin’s Eat Me Naked exhibition opening on Friday night at the A.Galerie that it was hard to see the bodies hanging on the walls. That’s a shame, since many of them—nudes of Kate Moss, Heidi Klum, Eva Herzigova, and Rankin’s new bride, Tuuli, among others—have never been shown before. The prolific photographer, publisher (he co-founded Dazed & Confused, Another, and Another Man magazines with Jefferson Hack), and film director was also celebrating the publication of several new books this year (seven, to be exact), including one, on the L.A. label Thomas Wylde, that has been in the works for five years. “In 25 years in the business, I have never seen anyone work so much,” said gallery owner Arnaud Adida. “I never looked to do anything more than take photos,” Rankin shrugged. “I just do it because I love it. There are fashion people, and then there are people like me. I’m a tourist. I go to a show and as much as I love it I am overwhelmed by excess. I keep thinking, ‘How much money can you spend on something?’ “

Eat Me Naked runs through April 17 at A.Galerie, 12 rue Léonce Reynaud, Paris, www.a-galerie.fr.

Photo: Rankin

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