Photography on Architectural Paper 5/20
23 x 18 in58 x 46 cm
Marco Pittori creates vibrant artworks that pay homage to the mesmerizing images of Brad Elterman and the mythic culture of 1970’s Hollywood. By using licensed images of Brad Elterman’s photographs, he provides viewers with a window into a fascinating and exclusive time on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. This 23 inch tall by 18 inch wide original photographic print is based on Brad Elterman’s iconic images “Behind the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1977”. The imagery is carefully layered until the artworks reveal a whole new reality. This artwork has been created through lithograph printing on archival paper, printed on a 120 year old printing press. Convenient local Los Angeles delivery. Affordable Continental U.S and international shipping. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.Looking through Elterman’s photographs, one can quickly realize that he wasn’t the average teenager growing up in the 1970s. Rather, his celebrity photographs attest that he was living the dream. As his classmates munched on Cap’n Crunch and listened to the new Runaway’s record, Brad hung at the infamous Tropicana Motel with Joan Jett. On weekends, he swam with the The Sex Pistols, frequented the Playboy Mansion, and casually grabbed late night grub with Joey Ramone. Young and clever, Brad knew where to be and how to get in. With his cool demeanor and Bob Dylan hairstyle, he fit the part. At the age of 17, Brad became one of Hollywood’s most influential celebrity photographers, providing uncensored documentation of the gritty-glamorous life of 1970′s Rock n’ Roll. Marco Pittori states of Elterman’s photos, "Brad’s photos provide a rare, often raunchy glimpse into a rock and roll history where it seems Brad is always at the right place at the right time, camera ready.” Pittori's work has been collected and exhibited internationally since 1999. Some of his public collectors include the Ramones Museum in Berlin, the Bank of Baselland, and the Gunter Sachs Collection.
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Swiss artist Marco Pittori was born 1978. He has been exhibiting internationally since 1999. He studied at the School of Design in Aarau, Switzerland working in stone, gravure, screen and letterpress.
Pittori has always worked with photography and uses his own or the licensed photographs of others, such as renowned Los Angeles photographer Brad Elterman.
The artist states of Elterman’s photos, "Brad’s photos provide a rare, often raunchy glimpse into a rock and roll history where it seems Brad is always at the right place at the right time, camera ready.” Pittori collects and edits the images, adding additional points of interest throughout the photograph.
The current series of Marco Pittori’s multi-layered photographs are based on Brad Elterman’s iconic images “Behind the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1977”. The motifs are carefully placed and layered, until they reveal a whole new reality. They are set in a new context and transformed with the help of strong colors. Pittori creates vibrant pieces that pay homage to the mesmerizing images of Brad Elterman and the mythic culture of 1970’s Hollywood.
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