Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison
Herb Ritts' photographs quickly became the quintessential distillation of American Pop culture in the eighties. His portraits of celebrities are at once monumental, recognizable, and sexually charged. His pictures of Madonna have given cache to all she hopes to sell the world; glamour, sex, and song. Sylvester Stallone, another Pop icon, seems to parody himself with his macho posturing in Ritts' photographs. Others joining the pop parade are Pee Wee Herman, Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Shirley MacLaine and Beach Boy Brian Wilson. This volume is the new testament of high Pop culture in the eighties.