Published by Damiani. Edited and with text by David Wills. Introduction by Anjelica Huston.
He was born Ira Gallantz in 1932 in the Bronx, but later changed his name to the more exotic-sounding Ara Gallant—and the life he led was indeed an exotic one. Gallant began his professional career in fashion as a hairdresser, working at Bergdorf Goodman department store in New York as one of the city's top colorists. In the mid-1960s, he was approached by Vogue and began to work exclusively on photo assignments, the first hair stylist to be paid to fulfill such a role. Gallant went on to work with many of the great fashion photographers of the period, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Bert Stern among them. Perhaps his most notable contribution as a stylist was the introduction of “flying hair,” an effect he first used on an Avedon shoot with iconic model Twiggy in 1966, and which is still widely employed today. By the early 1970s, Gallant had begun shooting his own pictures, his first assignment being a set of celebrity portraits for Interview magazine. His work often juxtaposed classic Horst-like compositions with contemporary scenarios. In the early 1980s, Gallant moved to Los Angeles to pursue a directing career, which never happened; in 1990, he committed suicide in a Las Vegas hotel room. This new book tracing Gallant's life and career is edited by David Wills and features photographs by Richard Avedon plus a foreword by Anjelica Huston.
Published by Hatje Cantz. Foreword by Felix Hoffmann. Text by Mathias Prinz.
Ron Galella (born 1931) is the original paparazzi photographer-"the Godfather of the U.S. paparazzi culture," as Time magazine once dubbed him. Before Galella, celebrity photographs were tightly controlled by the Hollywood studio system and PR agencies; after him, shots of stars caught unawares, whether stumbling out of night clubs drunk or just shopping for groceries, became part and parcel of how we perceive the rich and famous. "My idea of a good picture is one that's in focus and of a famous person doing something unfamous," Andy Warhol once said. "It's being in the right place at the wrong time. That's why my favorite photographer is Ron Galella." Some of Gallela's most famous photographs include covertly or spontaneously snatched portraits of Jacqueline Kennedy, Marlon Brando, Greta Garbo, Andy Warhol, Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Muhammad Ali, Madonna, Mick Jagger and Audrey Hepburn; often he has paid a high price for these photographs, having been assaulted (most famously by Marlon Brando) and taken to court (his pursuit of Jackie Kennedy was so obsessive and relentless that she took out a restraining order). Other celebrities, such as Warhol and Elizabeth Taylor, who used his photographs in her biography, have welcomed his attention. This volume presents more than 100 of his controversial photographs from the past half-century.
Published by McNay Art Museum. Introduction by René Paul Barilleaux. Text by Justin Spring.
Drawn from the rich collection of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Warhol: Fame and Misfortune approaches Warhol’s career through the artist’s abiding obsession with fame and celebrity, and, by extension, with disaster and tragedy. These key themes resurface throughout Warhol’s paintings, works on paper, photographs, and film and video works, beginning with his iconic paintings and prints of the 1960s up until the last pictures created just before his untimely death in 1987. Warhol spent most of his life observing the famous even as he acquired fame for himself, and as a result, his visual meditations on fame (and fortune, and misfortune) are in many ways like a trip through a house of mirrors: as much reflections of the artist’s identity as they are trip through American culture of the 1960s, 70s and 80s.
Published by Damiani. Introduction by Madonna. Interview by Pierre Alexandre de Looz.
One of today's foremost fashion and celebrity photographers, Tom Munro has been making defining images since the mid-1990s. Munro achieves his results by encouraging his subjects to reinterpret their personalities for his lens, reveling in seductive roleplay or darkly-lit melodrama. The subjects gathered here include some of the biggest names in pop culture today—Ashton Kutcher, Brooke Shields, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Christina Ricci, Courtney Love, Daniel Craig, Dustin Hoffman, Ewan McGregor, Isabella Rossellini, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jennifer Aniston, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Julianne Moore, Justin Timberlake, Lauren Hutton, Leonardo DiCaprio, Linda Evangelista, Madonna, Marion Cotillard, Matt Dillon, Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Campbell, Patrick Dempsey, Rob Lowe, Scarlett Johansson, Stephanie Seymour and Tom Cruise, to name only a few. This volume—Munro's first monograph—affirms his status as a portraitist of the first rank.English by birth, Tom Munro moved to New York in 1990, embarking on his own career as a photographer in 1997, and achieving overnight success with his early editorial shoots for British Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Over the last ten years, Munro has contributed to some of the world's most prestigious magazine publications including Vogue, Italian Vogue, L'Uomo Vogue, Russian Vogue, China Vogue and Details. Munro's dedication to his craft has attracted some of the fashion and beauty industries' most prestigious names, including Armani, Banana Republic, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Converse, Gap, Givenchy, Hugo Boss, Lacoste, L'Oreal, Moschino, as well as music icons such as Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Madonna. Most recently Munro directed Madonna's music video “Give it to Me,” the success of which led to him directing a second video, “Die Another Day,” and shooting the book for her Sticky and Sweet world tour.
Visionaire is bigger than ever! In fact, Visionaire No. 61 will attempt to break the world record for the largest magazine ever produced: a single page of this limited edition measures an astounding 4.2 feet tall by 3 feet wide, making the volume a kind of mobile, walk-in or fold-away gallery. For the issue, the magazine is working with 20 of its favorite and most popular artist and photographer collaborators, including Maurizio Cattelan, Steven Klein, Ryan McGinley, Guido Mocafico, Bruce Weber and others. Never before has the work of these art and fashion superstars arrived in the homes of Visionaire's fans on such a mammoth scale!
Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers. Edited by Oliver Halsman Rosenberg.
Unknown Halsman reveals an overlooked, playful and bizarre side of Philippe Halsman, one of the most innovative photographers of the twentieth century. Most previous publications on Halsman feature his iconic portraiture, which appeared on the cover of Life and other top American magazines from the 40s through the 70s. He is also remembered for his groundbreaking Surrealist photo collaborations with Salvador Dali. Edited by his grandson Oliver Halsman Rosenberg (who has spent the past two years organizing the archive and discovering the depth of the celebrated photographer's unpublished oeuvre), most of the images in this distinctive volume--which include private and experimental photographs, decontextualized advertisements, outtakes from famous sittings, contact sheets and family snapshots--have never been seen as a body of work in their own right. One of Philippe Halsman's many aphorisms, "The way a photographer sees is an extension of his character," is apt; these photographs not only capture his character, they bring to life the essence of his era. Oliver Halsman Rosenberg, also an artist, has lent his graphic sense to this publication, creating a uniquely designed and sequenced monograph that is both colorful and spirited. Intermingled with 100 fine reproductions of Halsman's photographs are numerous quotes by the photographer as well as luminaries like Salvador Dalí, Jean Cocteau, Martha Graham and Alfred Hitchcock. All quotes are hand illustrated by Oliver Halsman Rosenberg in a unique brush font that is inspired by Japanese calligraphy and hand-made zines. Contributing to the well-considered and intimate feel of this publication are the use of yellow throughout the book, inspired by a wall in Halsman's former photo studio; the blue floral endpapers, which were taken from the fabric of Halsman's couch; and the use of a typewriter font that evokes the correspondence found during the archiving process. Oliver Halsman Rosenberg also contributes an illustrated essay. A major European multi-venue retrospective is in the works for 2009-2010. Born in Riga, Latvia in 1906, Philippe Halsman discovered his passion and talent for photography as a teenager. He moved to Paris in 1930 and there began his career as a portrait photographer. Soon after, his work began appearing in magazines such as Vogue, Vuand and Voila. His career was brought to a grinding halt when Hitler's troops arrived in Paris in 1940. Halsman escaped to New York with little but his camera. Shooting for Life in the early 1940s, he quickly established himself in the New York photo scene. Halsman's disarming ability to expose the personality of his subjects without pretense quickly made him one the most sought after photographers by the nation's cultural elite, including Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, Audrey Hepburn, Alfred Hitchcock, John F. Kennedy and Andy Warhol. Following a major retrospective at the International Center of Photography, he died in New York in 1979 at the age of 73.
Published by Damiani. Text by Ingrid Sischy, David Fahey, Greg Gorman, Rose Apodaca, Barbara McReynolds, Gary Johns, Jeff Gorman.
In 1982 Greg Gorman was just beginning his career as a photographer, creating campaigns and publicity shoots for such films as Tootsie, The Big Chill and Scarface, with stars from the worlds of film, television and music gracing his studio on a daily basis. It was also at this time that Jeff Gorman and Gary Johns created a campaign for the famous Los Angeles-based eyewear company, L.A. Eyeworks, for which they hired Gorman as house photographer. The ads were published as full-page bleeds in Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine; and the campaign, one of the very first celebrity endorsed “advertorials” of its kind, has endured over 30 years, making it one of the longest running photo-campaigns ever. Gorman was able to recruit stars for the campaign from his film-studio work, and Warhol--who personally called the photographer and requested to do an L.A. Eyeworks shoot, which led to the series’ most famous portrait--also gathered famous faces for the company. Alongside Warhol, the many celebrities photographed by Gorman in their L.A. Eyeworks frames include Boy George, Philip Glass, Meryl Streep, Jodie Foster, Iman, Lypsinka, Bryan Ferry, Grace Jones, Quentin Crisp, John Waters, Johnny Rotten, Rob Lowe, Whoopi Goldberg, Mickey Rourke, Frank Zappa, Elton John, Divine, Pierce Brosnan, David Hockney, Debbie Harry and Pee Wee Herman. Gorman’s luscious, era-defining, black-and-white photographs are gathered here for the first time.
Published by D.A.P./Distributed Art Publishers. Text by Jean Douchet.
The last word on the French New Wave as viewed by one of its most influential commentators, this glorious book examines the golden days of that era, year by year, from 1955 to 1964, through beautifully-reproduced stills, movie posters and contemporary reviews from numerous sources. Jean Douchet, a staff writer on Cahiers du Cinéma during the New Wave's heyday, has written introductions that trace emergent themes in the films of Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, Marker, Chabrol, Malle, Resnais, Rivette, Varda, Eustache, Astruc and Demy. French New Wave is unsurpassed as a history of the most influential movement in cinema history. "Here is a lavish history of the film movement that spawned the careers of Francois Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard and a number of other important contemporary filmmakers. Douchet... considers his subject from almost every possible angle."--Library Journal. "A landmark in film scholarship."--Cineaste
The respected New York painter Kathe Burkhart is best known internationally for her Liz Taylor Series, a Feminist conceptual project that is more a highly performative serial work than a simple body of paintings and drawings devoted to this iconic and perpetually complicated Hollywood muse. In Burkhart's work, Taylor's multiple personae--actress, vixen, Hollywood royalty, serial wife and divorcée, party girl, charitable humanitarian, entrepreneur, rebel, dominant woman--together form a media-based mirror of contemporary female identity. Derived from tabloid and paparazzi shots, film stills and publicity photos and often emblazoned with highly charged expressions of profanity, the paintings portray the actress as a two-dimensional doppelgänger for the artist herself--caught in the act of reclaiming female sexuality and power. This comprehensive volume, arranged in chronological order, presents Burkhart's series-in-progress at its 25-year mark. Consistently intense and obsessively focused, it is a relentlessly powerful experience.
PUBLISHER REGENCY ARTS PRESS
BOOK FORMAT Paperback, 6.5 x 9 in. / 209 pgs / 186 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS PUB DATE 2/1/2008 Out of print
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. EXCLUSIVE CATALOG: SPRING 2008 p. 143
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Published by Silvana Editoriale. Edited by Alberto Barbera. Introduction by Andréa Holzherr.
Over 60 years since the legendary cooperative photographic agency began, the Magnum photographers have borne witness to some of the most important moments in cultural history, recording the making of many of history's classic films. Magnum Photographers on Film Sets takes readers behind the scenes of cinematic masterpieces including Charlie Chaplin's Limelight (with W. Eugene Smith), Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch (with Elliott Erwitt), Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without a Cause (with Dennis Stock), Orson Welles' The Trial (with Nicolas Tikhomiroff), John Huston's Moby Dick (with Erich Lessing), Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Suddenly, Last Summer(with Burt Glinn), Andrzej Zulawski's L'important c'est d'aimer(with Jean Gaumy), Michelangelo Antonioni's Zabriskie Point (with Bruce Davidson) and Volker Schlondorff's Death of a Salesman (with Inge Morath). The publication features both classic and rarely seen photos of Hollywood's finest such as Montgomery Clift, James Dean, Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, Charlton Heston, Dustin Hoffman, Buster Keaton, Klaus Kinski, John Malkovich, Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, Anthony Perkins, Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne, Natalie Wood and many more. Magnum Photographers on Film Sets reveals an unusual side to the activities of the agency's photographers, and reminds us of their ubiquity in postwar culture.