The Way We Were

The Way We Were : The Photography of Julian Wasser

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This Collector's Edition includes the book The Way We Were and this print signed and numbered by Julian Wasser: Marcel Duchamp and Eve Babitz, 1963, Gelatine silver print, 30.7 x 20.5 cm. The photographs has been printed in 2014 in a limited edition of 50 copies plus 6 Artist Proofs.

This long overdue monograph presents an astonishing collection of images by Los Angeles photographer Julian Wasser. Some are very well known such as an iconic Joan Didion leaning against a Corvette Stingray in Hollywood 1968 and Marcel Duchamp playing chess at his seminal 1963 Pasadena exhibition. But many such as Barbara Hershey and David Carrodine in bed in their Laurel Canyon house (1972), or Jack Nicholson and Angelica Huston at Jack's Mulholland Drive house (1974) start to paint a picture of a very private Hollywood of the 60s and 70s when privacy was possible and celebrity culture had not yet consumed society. Mixed in with the iconic faces are pictures of California counterculture such as the Hog Farm Commune in Sunland (1968) music starts such as Crosby Stills & Nash, Joni Mitchell and Elton John, and a haunting picture of Roman Polanski at his house on Cielo Drive after the murder of Sharon Tate (1969).
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Product details

  • Hardback | 144 pages
  • 247 x 316 x 40.64mm | 2,000g
  • Bologna, Italy
  • English
  • Special edition
  • Limited Edition
  • Illustrated in colour and black and white throughout
  • 8862083777
  • 9788862083775

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Candid and gracefully executed, Julian Wasser's celebrity photos reach beyond the surface sheen of Hollywood glamor to capture a more subtle, and at times moving portrait of fame and fortune.--Phil Bicker "TIME Lightbox "
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About Julian Wasser

Julian Wasser started his career in photography as a copy boy in the Washington DC bureau of the Associated Press. He was a contract photographer for Time Magazine for many years in Los Angeles. His photographs have appeared in and been used as covers for Life, Time, Newsweek, and People Magazines in the United States. He has done cover assignments for The Sunday Telegraph, and The Sunday Times colour supplements in London. His photos have appeared in US Magazine, Vanity Fair, TV Guide, Paris Match, Der Spiegel, Oggi, Hello, Playboy, Elle, Vogue, and GQ. His fine art photography is available through The Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, California.
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