The American artist and art director quickly became an integral part of the Warhol Factory in the mid-1960’s, continuing to work with the group even after Warhol’s death. The men, often meeting in the back room of Max’s Kansas City, indeed, shared similar artistic and social habits, using hyper-colored graphics for work and psychedelics for pleasure.
Bernstein moved into the historic Hotel Chelsea in New York City in the early 1960’s, remaining at the landmark until his death in 2002. Surrounded by a number of notable musicians, artists, writers, and actors, Bernstein had a deep understanding of the zeitgeist of the 1960’s and 1970’s. This, in turn, allowed him to capture subjects like Jackie Kennedy, Michael Jackson, and Keith Haring with a keen understanding of each of their lasting legacies. Deeply connected in the art and fashion world, Bernstein was equally known for capturing and rubbing elbows with the stars. His brave artistic choices with subjects perhaps speak to the latter, no doubt combined with his bohemian lifestyle.
The book interlaces Bernstein’s incredible artwork with a biographical look at his life. With over 100 pages of his well-chronicled life and work, it’s virtually impossible to peruse through without recognizing a piece or two, whether Bernstein is a personal hero or complete stranger. That, perhaps, is the enduring legacy of Bernstein: it does not take knowing him completely, or even remotely, to recognize his art and influence.END
prev link: https://www.crfashionbook.com/culture/a22686353/exclusive-grace-jones-andy-warhol-richard-bernstein/
createdAt:Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:27:58 +0000