N.p. N.p., 1994. Collection of 17 reference photographs from the set of the 1995 film featuring Abel Ferrara, Lili Taylor, cinematographer Ken Kelsch, screenwriter Nicholas St. John, and other cast members, photographed in a single evening around Manhattan's Puck Building and Keith Haring's Pop Shop, by writer, editor, and filmmaker Shade Rupe. Struck in 2020 from Rupe's original negatives, these being the only existing prints. Full provenance available, with letter from Rupe stating "no other prints have ever, or will ever, be struck." "Photograph by Shade Lewis Rupe" stamps on versos.
Ferrara's philosophical, conceptual, black-and-white reimagining of the vampire movie, featuring an outstanding performance from Taylor as an NYU philosophy grad student forced to reconsider the nature of evil and humanity after succumbing to a vampire and developing an addiction to human blood.
Set and shot on location in Manhattan, New York City.
12 x 9 inches. Fine.