Richard Bernstein, a fixture with fashion and art insiders as well as the Studio 54 set, captured the allure of the disco era through his iconic hyper-colored graphic portraits of superstars for the covers of Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine. Bernstein’s bold and graphic artwork was so complimentary to Warhol’s that it was often thought that Warhol created the covers himself. Yet it was Bernstein, an American artist and art director, whose distinctive craft of embellishing photographs with pastels, stencils, and airbrushing, monumentalized his subjects into dazzling larger-than-life pop-art incarnations of themselves—iconic and forever young.
The book features his legendary Interview covers created from the mid-1960s-1990s of stars including Madonna, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, Cher, Calvin Klein, Jerry Hall, Bianca Jagger, Michael Jackson, and Aretha Franklin, as well as Bernstein’s rarely seen fine art, album covers, and editorial work for TIME, Italian Vogue, and Playboy, complete with intimate anecdotes and interviews with his closest friends and collaborators. This volume is an essential addition to any fashion, pop culture, style, or art lover’s library.
About the Authors: Brothers Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha have worked together and separately in the fashion industry since 1993. In 1988 they co-founded MAO Public Relations, which still enjoys success in the fashion industry today. In 2001, they made their first foray into publishing with the popular fashion publication MAO MAG, and together they have authored The Stephen Sprouse Book, Antonio: Fashion, Art, Sex, & Disco, and GLOSS: The Work of Chris von Wagenheim, all published by Rizzoli. Grace Jones is a legendary Jamaican performer, singer, supermodel, and author. Jean-Paul Goude is a renowned French graphic designer, photographer, and advertising film director.
RICHARD BERNSTEIN STARMAKER: ANDY WARHOL’s COVER ARTIST
By Roger Padilha and Mauricio Padilha
Foreword by Grace Jones
Afterword by Jean-Paul Goude
Hardcover / 10” x 13” / 176 pages / 250 color illustrations
$55.00 U.S. / $75.00 Canadian / £42.50 U.K.
ISBN: 978-0-8478-6338-9 / Rizzoli New York / Release date: September 2018