This Collector´s Edition accompanied the first edition of The Opéra. The two motifs by the artists Jo Schwab (30 x 40 cm) and Bear Kirkpatrick (42 x 23.9 cm, signed and numbered) are available in an edition of 5 + 1AP. A first edition of The Opéra comes with an edition photograph.
The aesthetic and cultural wealth and the long tradition and classical status of opera as a high-art function here as an inspirational metaphor for a volume of photographs published annually and which deals with the most sensitive and direct kind of portrait: nude photography: the human body as both stage and theatre play. The publisher Matthias Straub presents a rich spectrum of large and small portrayals, with both young nude photographers and classic works by living and dead masters of this field.