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Anjos Proibidos (Forbidden Angels) by Fabio Cabral


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Anjos Proibidos (Forbidden Angels) by Fabio Cabral

Fine Condition


Cabral's Anjos Proibidos (Forbidden Angels) stands as a controversial achievement in modern photography, daring to depict taboo images of naked young girls and challenging Brazil's obscenity laws. Anjos Proibidos was first published in Brazil in 1981 with a limited edition of 500 copies. The book consisted of 24 full frontal nude photographs of Brazilian girls with the oldest model being 17.  Most copies of the Brazilian Edition were confiscated and destroyed by the government because they found the subject matter objectionable. Cabral paid dearly for his artistic statement. His book was burned, his negatives confiscated, his studio shut down, and he and his gallery sued by the Brazilian Government for "presenting minors as objects of sensuality". Cabral eventually won the lawsuits and is today considered one of the world’s great photographers of the female nude.

This is the very scarce Ophelia Editions, New York, published in 2000. This edition includes all 51 of the photographs that comprised the “Forbidden Angels” collection. The book is an elegant production by Alaistair Johnson printed on thick coated stock paper by Toppan Printing Company in Tokyo, Japan.

The book has rich purple hard boards with metallic-silver titles embossed on the spine covered by a photographic dust jacket. The dust jacket has been wrapped in archival mylar for additional protection.

Both the book and dust jacket are in FINE condition. This is one of the more important photography titles in its genre and is very rare in this highly collectible condition.

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