Rare 1986 Matthew Rolston portrait of Madonna from his new book, “Hollywood Royale,” commands top price at benefit auction in Los Angeles

Earlier this month at a glamorous benefit auction for PHOTO17: The AIDS Monument hosted by Paddle8 in Los Angeles, art collectors were presented with the first opportunity to buy a portrait featured in Matthew Rolston‘s upcoming monograph and exhibition, Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles. The piece in question was an extremely […]

Deluxe monograph “Hollywood Royale” secures Matthew Rolston’s place in the pantheon of Los Angeles image makers

There have been several lush coffee-table books showcasing Matthew Rolston’s iconic portraiture, notably beautyLIGHT and Big Pictures, but his latest monograph takes the important next step of contextualizing him from an art-historical perspective. Hollywood Royale: Out of the School of Los Angeles examines Rolston’s contribution to the standard-setting era of 1980s magazine photography, a period […]