Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters: Beaton, Capote, Dalí, Picasso, Freud, Warhol, and More

Robert Hughes has described Richardson s multivolume biography of Picasso as a masterpiece in the making In this collection of his best shorter pieces, culled from than thirty years artistic and literary commentary and reviews, Richardson demonstrates the same dazzling narrative style that has earned him the reputation as one of our foremost biographers.As a contrRobert Hughes has described Richardson s multivolume biography of Picasso as a masterpiece in the making In this collection of his best shorter pieces, culled from than thirty years artistic and literary commentary and reviews, Richardson demonstrates the same dazzling narrative style that has earned him the reputation as one of our foremost biographers.As a contributor to Vanity Fair, The New York Review of Books, House and Garden, and The New Yorker, John Richardson has a reputation for stimulating readers with his frank, discerning characterizations of art world personalities as well as celebrities from a variety of other milieus people such as Truman Capote, Armand Hammer, Lucian Freud, Andy Warhol, and Peggy Guggenheim As readers await the third volume of A Life of Picasso, they will be diverted by this witty, wonderfully intelligent collection of approximately thirty essays, extensively revised and updated for this publication, each of which is illustrated with artwork or photographs.
Sacred Monsters Sacred Masters Beaton Capote Dal Picasso Freud Warhol and More Robert Hughes has described Richardson s multivolume biography of Picasso as a masterpiece in the making In this collection of his best shorter pieces culled from than thirty years artistic and liter

  • Title: Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters: Beaton, Capote, Dalí, Picasso, Freud, Warhol, and More
  • Author: JohnRichardson
  • ISBN: 9780679424901
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Sacred Monsters, Sacred Masters: Beaton, Capote, Dalí, Picasso, Freud, Warhol, and More”

    1. Absolutely loved this book. Richardson has a unique voice - cutting, opinionated, playful - and writes his own brutal truth. The subject matter is fantastic: stories about artists and writers and their lesser-known but no less interesting companions. Much of the writing is reportage; Richardson tells of his sitting as a model for Lucien Freud or his summer spent with Truman Capote. Yet he manages to avoid the usual name-dropping, focusing instead on capturing the private side of his subjects. He [...]

    2. Makes you hate the worlds of fine art, literature and design. Some funny bits about people you never heard of. But you need to have a fluent knowledge of French in order to get half of this book. Reading this was hard work and not play.

    3. One of my favorite art historians. This book and Sorcerers Apprentice is fantastic especially if you like early 20th C art and history.

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