Sébastien Girard



Offset printing, 144 pages (72 X 2)
japanese binding
30 cm x 24.5 cm (11,8 x 9,6 inches)
ISBN: 978-2-9534516-3-4

1. A form of message delivery in which a woman or man performs a striptease while singing or dancing. The word is a combination of telegram and striptease. This type of entertainment became popular in the 1970s in the US and spread to the UK and Europe during the 1980s. (wikipedia)

After setting up search notifications for items linked to the keyword of “stripper” on the auction house Ebay, Sebastien Girard received email offers between 2007 and 2012 regarding the sales of thousands of amateur photographs taken at domestic strip-tease parties in American homes.

In essence, these notifications and his subsequent purchases served as his own surprise invitation and only possible – albeit virtual – gateway into these living room parties where women of all ages take in the sexual show and photograph these men for hire.

Strip-O-Gram chosen as one of the best photobooks of 2012 by Remi Faucheux (founder of RVB publishing), dutch gallerist and publisher Van Zoetendaal, photobooks critic Remi Coignet

Reviewed by

Paul Loomis, book review on AMERICAN SUBURB X
Gerry Badger in The Photobook Review, published by Aperture
VICE Magazine VOL.7 Number 10 (6 pages)
DUMMY Magazine in its #39 issue (10 pages)

Strip-o-gram is two books in one with the photographs printed on the outer pages and a Japanese binding that allows a partial look at an inner matrix – a slightly hidden text correspondence between Ebay and Girard during their own game of teasing and buying.

Special edition of 250 sets of 2 books signed and numbered, with prints
A special edition of 250 sets containing two books : one regular edition and a second one bound in reverse to fully expose the text correspondence (the dust jacket has been fold in reverse also). Both books are signed and numbered. A yellow enveloppe containing a strip-tease sequence of 4 prints reproduced from the originals purchased on Ebay is included.

Strip-o-Gram Deluxe Edition, signed and numbered from 1 to 10, with a real dollar jacket and prints

A Deluxe Edition of the first 10 copies includes both books. One of the 2 books is wrapped in an additional dust jacket made from an uncut sheet of actual legal tender bank notes from the US Treasury, along with four colour envelopes of prints ( 13 prints in total ) reproduced from the originals Girard purchased on Ebay.

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