14cm x 21cm
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2011
One of the favourite books of Marni designer Francesco Risso, Role Models is personal invitation into one of the most unique, perverse, and hilarious artistic minds of our time. Role Models is a wild and witty self-portrait of John Waters, America's 'Pope of Trash', told through intimate profiles of his favourite personalities - some famous, some unknown, some criminal, some surprisingly middle of the road.
From Esther Martin, owner of the scariest bar in Baltimore, to the playwright Tennessee Williams; from the atheist leader Madalyn Murray O Hair to the insane martyr Saint Catherine of Siena; from the English novelist Denton Welch to the timelessly appealing singer Johnny Mathis - these are the extreme figures who helped John Waters form his own brand of neurotic happiness.
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Curated primarily from small independent Japanese, English and French publishers, private auctions, sceptical rare book collectors and dishevelled vintage book shops around the world, our new book range canvases intriguing, esoteric and small-run titles. Due to this somewhat labour-intensive curation strategy, availability of each title is very limited.
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