Dark Spring Press

Independent Publisher of Small Run & Limited Edition Photography Books

Glen Wexler: the ‘80s Portrait Sessions


Glen Wexler: The ’80s Portrait Sessions represents the purest and most distilled embodiment of Wexler’s photographic art. Exquisitely composed and lit, these portraits capture a precious record of glamorous times.  Famous artists such as Michael Jackson, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock and Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead are captured in intimate and sensitive portraits.  Legendary rock bands such as KISS, ZZ Top and Missing Persons are photographed in their finery along with influential producers, actors and models, reflecting the now infamous look and style of the 1980s and capturing the essence and glamour of the decade.This book includes over 60 images in 132 pages, printed with superb tritone printing on premium heavyweight paper in a 12x12 inch case-bound book with dust jacket. With a foreward by Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top, an introduction by Thomas Negiovan, and an introduction by Andy Burgess, this book is limited to only 1000 copies. A must have coffee table book for every fan of music and fashion from the eighties!

In a decade of rock and roll excess I was looking for a sense of intimacy.  When creating these portraits I sought to capture an authentic human connection behind the big personas.
— Glen Wexler

about the book

First Edition, 2019
limited to 1000 copies
Foreword by Billy F. Gibbons of ZZ Top
superb tritone lithography
linen hardcover with dust jacket
premium heavyweight paper
foil stamping on cover, back and spine
gloss spot varnish on each photo for additional contrast and depth
signed by the artist
12 x 12 1/4 inches
132 pages
63 images

Trade Edition (900 copies): $85


Book + Print Editions

Collectors and Deluxe Book + Print Sets include limited edition archival inkjet prints made to the highest standards and individually printed by Glen Wexler; prints are signed and numbered in editions of 100 for each image.

Collectors Edition (100 sets): $495 with one print
Book + Print Set including a signed trade copy of the book with your choice of one 12x12 inch signed and numbered archival pigment inkjet print: Bob Weir (book cover version) ZZ Top, Chaka Khan, Herbie Hancock, Feather Mask or Lillian Nude;
Add more prints to expand your collection!

Deluxe Edition:
Book + Print Set including a signed book and a 12x12 inch archival pigment inkjet print of Michael Jackson
signed and numbered on vellum overleaf and presented in a deep red linen clamshell box with foil stamping.
(100 sets): $695 for edition numbers 25/100 to 40/100; prices increase as the edition sells

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