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Matthew Rolston - Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

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Ahmanson Auditorium
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Please join us for a special evening with noted Hollywood photographer and ArtCenter alumnus Matthew Rolston as he discusses his fourth monograph and upcoming exhibition, HOLLYWOOD ROYALE: Out of the School of Los Angeles, a retrospective of his groundbreaking editorial portraiture from the 1980s.

Hollywood Royale paints a fascinating picture of an indelible imagemaker and the entertainers, models, and artists he immortalized during this period. Rolston’s ‘80s photographs recall the glamour of Old Hollywood with postmodern irony, helping to point the way towards the cult of fame with which we live today.

More than just an examination of Rolston’s work, this talk, moderated by art and photography expert Mr. Lee Kaplan, the owner of Los Angeles’s influential ARCANA: Books on the Arts, will include a video and slideshow encompassing the meanings of Hollywood glamour, its origins, demise, and modern resurrection.

One of a handful of artists to emerge from Andy Warhol’s celebrity-focused Interview magazine, Matthew Rolston is a well-established icon of Hollywood photography. Alongside such luminaries as Herb Ritts and Greg Gorman, Rolston was a member of an influential group of photographers (among them, Bruce Weber, Annie Leibovitz, and Steven Meisel) who came from the 1980s magazine scene.

Following the talk, Rolston will be available to meet guests and personally sign books that will be available for sale. For more information about Matthew Rolston and the Hollywood Royale project, please visit: hollywoodroyale.com

RSVP before February 2, 2018. For more information, please contact devo@artcenter.edu or call 626 396-2305.

Signed Limited Edition Print

$2,500 donation - Purchase a limited edition 11”x14” archival pigment print of Matthew Rolston's Madonna as Marlene, Los Angeles, 1986, signed by the artist.

Proceeds from each sale will benefit Film and Photography Department scholarships.

Matthew Rolston