PHOTOGRAPHER MONOGRAPHS

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Damiani

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Hardcover, 12 x 9 in. / 184 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Catalog: FALL 2012 p. 24   

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“If you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont.”
Harry Cohn

  

DAMIANI

Jork Weismann: Asleep at the Chateau

Published by Damiani
Preface by Bret Easton Ellis.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Jork Weismann: Asleep at the Chateau</I>.Chateau Marmont on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles is a fantastical folly in the land of make-believe. As Harry Cohn, the founder of Columbia Pictures, said in 1939, “If you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont.” Several generations of actors, directors, writers and artists have heeded Cohn’s advice, from Dorothy Parker and F. Scott Fitzgerald to Hunter S. Thompson and Jim Morrison. The hotel has provided a refuge where both partying and privacy are equally available--where you can hole up to write a script or ride your motorcycle through the hotel lobby (as Led Zeppelin once did). James Dean climbed through a window of the hotel to audition with Natalie Wood for Rebel Without a Cause; Jean Harlow and Clark Gable conducted an illicit affair there; Jim Morrison used up what he called “the eight of my nine lives” when he fell off its roof; and celebrities from Greta Garbo to Howard Hughes have taken up extended residence within its hallowed walls. Asleep at the Chateau pays homage to this fabled place by picturing its quieter moments. Here, photographer Jork Weismann portrays a range of celebrities asleep at the Chateau--among them Bret Easton Ellis, Kirsty Hume, Patti Smith, Orlando Bloom, Juergen Teller, Sally Singer and Justin Theroux. Sprawled out in chairs, on couches or across the floor, Weismann’s subjects reveal both themselves and the Chateau as they have never before been portrayed.

Featured image is reproduced from Jork Weismann: Asleep at the Chateau.

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Austrian photographer Jork Weismann reminds us that, in addition to being a preferred location for celebrity profiles and late-night debauchery, the Chateau Marmont is also a place to get some shut-eye. Some of the somnolent noteworthies in his portraits look truly conked-out, while others adopt amusingly contrived poses (owner André Balazs on a couch with a naked woman curled up on the floor) - which, come to think of it, sums up the expeirence of being at the legendary Hollywood hotel nicely.

Jork Weismann: Asleep at the Chateau

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