Checkered Past: A Visual Diary Of The 60's And 70's

Checkered Past A Visual Diary Of The s And s In Peter Schlesinger wide eyed and years old arrived in London from his native California at the invitation of artist David Hockney to study at the Slade School of Art He was introduced by

  • Title: Checkered Past: A Visual Diary Of The 60's And 70's
  • Author: Peter Schlesinger Manolo Blahnik
  • ISBN: 9780865652293
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1968, Peter Schlesinger, wide eyed and 20 years old, arrived in London from his native California at the invitation of artist David Hockney to study at the Slade School of Art He was introduced by Hockney to a bohemian set of artists, actors, musicians, photographers, dancers, designers, and society figures scattered around Notting Hill Through the next decade, SchlesIn 1968, Peter Schlesinger, wide eyed and 20 years old, arrived in London from his native California at the invitation of artist David Hockney to study at the Slade School of Art He was introduced by Hockney to a bohemian set of artists, actors, musicians, photographers, dancers, designers, and society figures scattered around Notting Hill Through the next decade, Schlesinger would photograph these friends and acquaintances in everyday situations, both at home in London and during numerous trips to continental Europe many of the resulting images became the basis for Hockney s paintings These unique, intimate images open a window on a charmed era the late 1960s and early 1970s, when London swung to a gentler beat than it does today Schlesinger s wry eye guides us through artists studios, fashion shows, grand country homes, and gay discos, and lets us peek not only at the private Hockney but also at W H Auden, Christopher Isherwood, Paloma Picasso, Twiggy, Robert Mapplethorpe, Yves Saint Laurent, Manolo Blahnik, Celia Birtwell, and Rudolf Nureyev, among others The photographs, paired with Schlesinger s witty captions, let readers into a long gone world, and legendary shoe designer Manolo Blahnik adds a gossipy, anecdotal foreword that introduces the key players.

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    1. Caught this browsing on and was intrigued enough to click it home. He was David Hockney's boyfriend in late 60s early 70s and his photos capture the art and social world they moved in. So in terms of subject matter he was in the right places: David painting some of his best work, Ossie Clark fashion shows, oh hi Paloma Picasso, oh off to South of France to stay with Tony Richardson and his party of actors, Bryan Ferry and Mick and Bianca drop by. Christopher Isherwood is here for teac Also inte [...]

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