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"COMIC GENIUS – PORTRAITS OF FUNNY PEOPLE" par Matt HOYLE. Edition Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 2013.

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COMIC GENIUS – PORTRAITS OF FUNNY PEOPLE

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  • "COMIC GENIUS – PORTRAITS OF FUNNY PEOPLE" par Matt HOYLE. Edition Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 2013. Grand in-8, couverture cartonnée orange sous jaquette photo (état d'usage). Pages de garde illustrées. 204 pages. Texte en anglais, introduction par Mel Brooks, illustré de très nombreuses reproductions photographiques, 118 en couleurs et 12 en noir & blanc, pleine page dont 2 en double page, par Matt Hoyle.

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    "This series of portraits happened because I wanted to meet and honor the people who have been making me laugh all my life. At least the professional ones who get paid for it. So, I made a wish list. It was big and naive, but that's how I roll. And I truly believe it took this sort of blind optimism to take on what turned out to be the largest book of its kind ever shot. More than 125 portraits of the biggest names in the funny business, from the earliest comedy pioneers to the stars making us laugh today. All sitting before my camera. I was in heaven. For each comic icon, I set out to create visual concepts that either said a little bit about their character or revealed a completely different side, which would make for a great portrait. I would come up with about ten concepts per person for their shoot, and if any struck a chord with them, that would be great. And if any of my concepts inspired their own thoughts, I was honored to turn their idea into a striking portrait… I am proud to now invite you to grin, smile, laugh, guffaw, chuckle, reminisce, admire, and gaze at a book full of true comic geniuses." Matt Hoyle.

     

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