28.60 x 23.50 cm
Paperback with flaps
230 Illustrations, 155 in colour
First published 2004
Antonio Lopez is the Picasso of fashion illustration.
An unparalleled virtuoso, he captured the pulse of style from the 1960s to
the 1980s, and is still revered as the most inspiring illustrator by today’s
practitioners. Recording and predicting contemporary style trends, Antonio also
used his immense versatility to adopt a broad range of art movements, from Pop
Art to Surrealism.
The man himself, his life and friendships, particularly with Juan Ramos, his
constant collaborator, define his oeuvre. For Antonio, life – bestial and
sublime – surpassed any fiction. His illustrations and photographs capture the
beautiful people who are part of celebrity folklore, and who were more often
than not his friends: Jerry Hall (to whom he was engaged), Grace Jones, Mick
Jagger, Audrey Hepburn, Andy Warhol (with whom he worked on Interview magazine), Paloma Picasso and Marlene Dietrich.
Packed with previously unpublished material, this is a thrilling
retrospective about an artist who is represented in major collections from the
Metropolitan to the Louvre. Even posthumously, Antonio has not relinquished his
grip on the fashion world: his style and quest for beauty live on.