Up the Tube: Prime-Time TV and the Silverman Years
by Sally Bedell
Robert Risko's celebrity caricatures are instantly recognizable -- recognizable both as unmistakable portraits of famous subjects and as examples of Risko's bold and fluid style. Risko's career was launched in 1978 when Andy Warhol gave him an assignment forInterviewmagazine. Since then he has drawn likenesses of hundreds of notables from the worlds of film, television, politics, and culture. In addition to countless images forVanity Fair,Rolling Stone,The New Yorker, and other major magazines, Risko has illustrated book jackets, video covers, movie posters, and CD packages. The Risko Bookis the first collection of his work. Almost two hundred striking images are divided into ten groups: Television, Style, Music, Thinkers, Film, Scandals, Media, Sports, Theater, and Politics. Bill and Hillary Clinton ride the wave of Whitewater across from well-shod Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos; a young Christian Slater grimaces back at legendary star Jack Nicholson; Dolly Parton bursts out of a television set to the accompaniment of Stevie Wonder; Bishop Desmond Tutu, amid a rainbow splatter of color, looks on as Boris Yeltsin has a great fall; alter egos Dame Edna and Barry Humphries face Julie Andrews' split personality of Victor/Victoria. Other famous faces include Julia Roberts, Dominick Dunne, Sophia Loren, Elvis Presley, Martha Stewart, Spike Lee, Giorgio Armani, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Michael Jordan, Madonna, Elvis Presley, Jesse Jackson, Claudia Schiffer, and David Letterman. Not only a showcase for Risko's high-style caricatures,The Risko Bookis a fascinating portrait of the newsmakers, both famous and infamous, of the last two decades of the twentieth century.
Author: Sally Bedell
Edition: (Edition: 1St Edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Release Date: 1981-09-23