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Hollywood (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages / Published: 24/09/2014
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Don Bachardy is famous not only as a lifelong companion to the late English novelist Christopher Isherwood, but also as a fine art painter and portraitist. Having lived in Hollywood all his life, he has had the opportunity to know and paint many of the city's luminaries. Hollywood is Bachardy's magnum opus, a five-decade retrospective of the artist's portrait drawings and paintings. A stunning compendium of Hollywood's influential actors, directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, costumers, choreographers, composers, columnists, producers, and agents. Includes portraits of: Charlotte Rampling, Henry Fonda, Mia Farrow, Jack Nicholson, Angela Lansbury, Katherine Hepburn, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Lemmon, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Matthew Modine, Tim Robbins, Julianne Moore, Andie McDowell, Tom Waits, Madeleine Stowe, Simon Callow, Patrick Swayze, Brooke Shields, Melanie Griffith, Joan Rivers, Stockard Channing, Jon Voight, Jane Fonda, Joan Collins, Fred Astaire, Rita Hayworth, Barbara Streisand, Natalie Wood, Marlene Dietrich, John Gielgud, Gore Vidal, John Huston, Ian McKellen, and many, many more.

Publisher: Glitterati Inc
ISBN: 9780991341924
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 2541 g
Dimensions: 311 x 239 x 38 mm

The hundreds of pages of portraits in the new book give fresh life to many of these faces we know from handfuls of often recycled film stills.--Tom Paul Jones "FrontiersLA, September 25, 2014 "
Interspersed like palate cleansers are his delightful abstracts which come as a zen-like surprise. The sheer number of famous people Bachardy has painted is hard to believe. And he has been gathering these portraits and autographs for 50 years.--Christopher Harrity "The Advocate, September 29, 2014 "
At 80, Don Bachardy has built a body of work that can only be described as staggering. With tremendous detail and nuance, he has drawn or painted the portraits of thousands of people, many of them noteworthy luminaries of the Hollywood star system.--Matthew Hays, Queerty "Diplo: Towards more inclusive and effective diplomacy, November 11, 2014 "
With the release of Hollywood, Bachardy says he's done his service to this storied town...For the time being, though, he is just happy to see so many of them in Hollywood, which contains the greatest variety of his work of any book. It's a tribute to his age and experience, which has taught him where to look for truth in the quiet moments that pass between him and another human.--Jessica Gelt "Los Angeles Times, November 30, 2014 "
His latest book, Hollywood, published in November of this year, includes over 300 works, from his subtle pencil-on-paper explorations to his bold-stroked, fauvist color paintings. Included is a galaxy of stars and cultural icons from the last century as well as some new millennium personalities.--Christopher Harrity "The Advocate, November 26, 2014 "
Hollywood, by Don Bachardy explores Bachardy's wonderfully expressive portraits of some of the largest names in show business including the artist Himself, Christopher Isherwood and Jane Fonda. Up close and personal.--Max Hirschberger, Document Journal "February 11, 2015 "
This show arrives only a few months after the publication of a large-format art book, titled Hollywood, containing over 300 Bachardy portraits of actors, directors screenwriters, producers and other film industry personalities.--Lyle Zimskind "Los Angeles Magazine, February 6, 2015 "
Hollywood is a half century retrospective treasury of portraits breathing with life.--Michele Ranard "hello lovely, March 21, 2015 "
It [Hollywood] is a retrospective of his early drawings (in black and white) and later paintings (in colour) of various movie stars, film directors, screenwriters, cinematographers, costumiers, choreographers, composers, columnists, producers, and even agents.--Kevin Kopelson "London Review Of Books, April 9, 2015 "
Working from life, and never from photographs, Bachardy captures his sitter's essence as he focuses on elements such as personality, physique, mood, and color. For his first monograph of portrait work, the artist personally selected more than 300 original paintings and drawings that best represent his oeuvre.--Miss Rosen "Crave Online, June 12, 2015 "

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