Cheryl Rixon 35mm Photograph by Bob Guccione - 1977

$90.00

Details

  • Format: 35mm slide
  • Model: Cheryl Rixon
  • Photographer: Bob Guccione
  • Year: 1977

Condition

This photograph is in good condition and is sold as is. Please note the slide mount may contain original marks and writing. For a more detailed report on an individual photograph, please contact us.

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About Cheryl Rixon

Cheryl Rixon is an Australian actress and model. She was chosen as a Penthouse Pet of the Month in 1977 and later as Pet of the Year in 1979. Rixon now lives in the US and designs jewelry which she sells under the name of 'Royal Order.' She subsequently found fame as Penthouse magazine's December 1977 Pet, and in 1979 she was chosen Penthouse's Pet of the Year in a televised pageant held at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas. In July 1980 Cheryl kicked off New York Mayor Ed Koch's "Festival of Fragrances." She was again showcased with a ten-page spread in Penthouse in 1980, and posed for Oui Magazine in November 1982. During this period she appeared in films such as The Eyes of Laura Mars and Used Cars.

About Bob Guccione

In 1965, Bob Guccione, a struggling artist with an entrepreneurial imagination, started a magazine called Penthouse. Due to his lack of resources, Guccione personally photographed most of the models for the magazine's early issues. He spent long hours, and sometimes, several days, to complete a photo shoot. Although he had no professional training, Guccione applied his knowledge of painting to his photography, establishing the diffused, soft focus look that would become one of the trademarks of the magazine's pictorials. These images offered more sexually explicit content than other gentleman's magazines of the era, establishing Penthouse as a well known name amongst its competitors.

Although Bob Guccione's formal training amounts to a one-month stint at the Art Students League, his entire life has revolved around the art world since the age of 5, when his aunt gave him a book of impressionist reproduction. As a young man living in Europe and North Africa, he furthered his artistic pursuits by painting and sketching for over 20 years. His sense of light, form, and movement can be attributed to the past 30 years he has spent behind the camera lens. Finally his lifelong acquisition of old-master, impressionist and post-impressionist works has greatly influenced his use of inert color. Although he is known primarily as a businessman, and owner of GMI and its 17 publications, he states that "my greatest passion has always been art."