On Show: Portraits 1958-72
Palazzo Editions, Hardcover, 9780956494221, 192pp.
Publication Date: November 21, 2011
Photographs of some of the most iconic actors, artists, fashion designers, and performers, from the late 1960s and early 1970s, including Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine, Joni Mitchell, Ralph Lauren, and Andy Warhol A unique photo portfolio of celebrated icons containing many images now published for the first time, this stunningly produced book showcases 150 unforgettablephotographs selected from the vast archive of 150,000 that make up an extraordinary body of work. The roll-call of subjects Robinson photographed in his career reads like a definitive who's who of the period. Robinson photographed not only actors and entertainers but the writers, artists, fashion designers and politicians who shaped the cultural landscape of the sixties and early seventies. His compelling portraits show a remarkable rapport: rarely have his subjectssome of the most photographed individuals in the worldappeared so unguarded and at ease in front of the lens. A favorite of legendary "Vogue "editor Diana Vreeland, Robinson's photographs appeared over 500 times in the magazine. This unique showcase of images returns Jack Robinson to his rightful place as a master photographer of one of the twentieth-century's defining periods.
"The photos, pristine as ever, preserve their famous, fresh faces as if no time has passed." —NPR photo blog The Picture Show