Richard Bernstein: Starmaker | Andy Warhol's Cover Artist


Richard Bernstein, a fixture at Studio 54 and with fashion and art insiders, captured the allure of the disco era through his iconic hyper-colored graphic portraits of superstars for the covers of Andy Warhol’sInterview magazine. Warhol’s influence on Bernstein’s bold, playful, and graphic artwork is evident, and it was often thought that Warhol created the covers himself. Yet it was Bernstein, an American artist and art director, whose distinctive craft of retouching photographs with pastels, stencils, and airbrushing monumentalized his subjects into dazzling pop-art incarnations—sexy, captivating, and forever young.

The book features his legendaryInterviewcovers of Madonna, Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, Cher, Calvin Klein, Michael Jackson, and Aretha Franklin, and Bernstein’s rarely seen fine artwork, album covers, and editorial work forTime, Vogue Italia, New York Magazine, andPlayboy, 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 AUTHOR | Roger PadilhaandMauricio Padilhaare the founders of MAO Public Relations and the authors of several Rizzoli books.Grace Jonesis a legendary Jamaican performer, singer, supermodel, and author.Jean-Paul Goudeis a renowned French graphic designer, photographer, and advertising film director.

  • Publish Date: September 04, 2018
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Category: Design - Graphic Arts - Illustration
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Trim Size: 10 x 13
  • Pages: 176
  • ISBN: 978-0-8478-6338-9