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Ibiza Guia Playboy


IT'S COMING SOON: OUR FIRST EXHIBITION! IBIZA: MOMENTS IN
LOVE OPENS AT THE ICA IN TWO
WEEKS. BOOKS, MAGAZINES AND POSTERS FROM THE ISLAND AS IT
WAS IN THE LATE SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES. IBIZA AS IT LOOKED IN
THE PICTURES BELOW. IMAGES
TAKEN FROM THE SINGLE BEST
BOOK ON THE EMERGENT BALEARIC PARTY SCENE: A 1979 GUIDE
PUBLISHED BY SPANISH PLAYBOY!

It really shouldn't be the best book in the world ever - but somehow it is. We have seen other Playboy guides and they are not like this at all. Published in 1979, the Ibiza Guia Playboy is magic. And the reason it is blindingly super good is that it was entirely shot by Toni Riera.

Stop us if you think you have seen pictures this good before. We certainly don't remember them. This is Pacorro, Anemita y Pedro in pastel slacks and t-shirt dress against a leopard print back drop. There is only one photo in the history of the world better than that...

Just when you thought this Playboy Guide was all men with their clothes on along comes a naked woman. Or at least the back of one. Click this link to see much more of the book. The airbrushed graded fade of the pages alone is enough to make it a superbook. It is wild style!

Riera was the unofficial official photographer of Pacha. He was was so much a part of the iconography of the club that he is referred to online as The Pachagrapher! He took wonderful pictures. What a great cigarette-break-from-the-toga-party portrait that is!

...and that's this one! Pictures of people looking beyond amaze is what we do everyday but there is a special place for some pictures and some people. This 'pseudo-punk', as Riera captions his photo, has taped up his mouth to go out! What can we say?!

Oh wow! The pose reminds us of Linder Sterling's Buzzcocks Orgasm Addict cover - albeit bathed in sunlight. This whole book is drenched in sunshine. It is aglow with creativity, illuminated by inspired ideas and the natural beauty of naked bodies. It is hot with cool.

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