BOUND - The Photographs of Irving Klaw

BOUND - The Photographs of Irving Klaw

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Edition of 500. This upcoming book will be released in Spring 2019. 

Imperial Publishing is proud to release this rare and provocative collection of  never before seen bondage photos from the 'Pin Up King' Irving Klaw.

Irving Klaw is probably most famous for his discovery of Bettie Page,  the famous pin up model of the late 1950s. 

“The only bondage posing I ever did was for Irving Klaw and his sister Paula."  said Page in a 1998 interview.  "Usually every other Saturday he had a session for four or five hours with four or five models and a couple of extra photographers, and in order to get paid you had to do an hour of bondage."

Irving Klaw was targeted during the Kefauver Hearings of the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, in which his photographs were claimed to be causing deviance, perversion and violence. Klaw was not charged, but felt compelled to burn his prints and negatives upon returning to New York. What photos survived were saved by his sister Paula and had faded into obscurity, until now. 

After the Senate hearings and the ensuing legal difficulties with state authorities, Klaw was barred from continuing his business in New York.

Irving Klaw died on September 3, 1966, from complications from untreated appendicitis.  

BOUND  |  52 Pages  |  7.5" x 6"  |  Duotone