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Vanessa del Rio, Crumb Edition

Edition of 200
Fine art digital print, 11.4 x 11.4 in., hardcover volume in clamshell box with DVD, 11.8 x 11.8 in., 396 pages
US$ 1,800
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Availability: In Stock
Get up close and personal with Vanessa del Rio, America’s first Latina star and an icon of exuberant sexuality for men and women worldwide. Presented through Vanessa’s own archive, in her own words, this Art Edition volume celebrates a life as wild as anything you’ll see on screen with candid images, personal anecdotes, a 140-minute Vanessa documentary, and a signed watercolor print from acclaimed artist Robert Crumb.

Art Edition of 200 copies, each signed by Vanessa and accompanied by a signed fine art print of Vanessa by Robert Crumb

50 years of slightly slutty behavior

A celebration of Vanessa del Rio

Back in 1974, the sexual revolution was in full swing and the adult entertainment business was on the verge of becoming Big Business. Deep Throat had created America’s first porn star in 1972, but by 1974 Linda Lovelace was already retired and the industry was seeking the next big thing. Vanessa del Rio should have been that thing, except in 1974 there were no ethnic sex stars.

Undeterred, Vanessa took any role they’d give her, because, amazingly, she was there for the sex more than the money. Fans, awed by her ferocious onscreen sexuality, made her a top box-office draw and America’s first Latina star. Retired since 1986, Vanessa del Rio remains a sexual icon who cuts across all ethnic boundaries.

What her fans don’t know is that her real life was, and is, as wild as anything she did on film. In this sumptuous oversized Art Edition, TASCHEN celebrates a remarkably candid, confident, and exuberantly sexual woman. Presented through Vanessa’s own archive, in her own words, is a life at once shocking, titillating, amusing, and inspiring. And because paper and ink can’t do justice to a personality this big, an original 140-minute DVD documentary is included.

Art Edition of 200 copies, each signed by Vanessa and accompanied by a signed fine art print of Vanessa by acclaimed artist Robert Crumb
The author

Dian Hanson produced a variety of men’s magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN’s Sexy Book Editor. Her titles include the “body part” series, The Art of Pin-up, Psychedelic Sex, and Ren Hang.

Vanessa del Rio, Crumb Edition
Edition of 200
Fine art digital print, 11.4 x 11.4 in., hardcover volume in clamshell box with DVD, 11.8 x 11.8 in., 396 pages
ISBN 978-3-8228-4651-3
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
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Vanessa del Rio, Crumb Edition
Edition of 200
US$ 1,800