A Fine Line

9.3.2012

By Greg Garry

A new book pays homage to Antonio Lopez, a fashion illustrator who redrew history.


Illustration, 1967

Lopez’s sketches were more than just dashed-off gouaches on white; they burst with vivid detail, fluid lines, bold color, and erotic energy. He depicted real scenes, many of which are included in Roger and Mauricio Padilha’s new book, Antonio Lopez: Fashion, Art, Sex & Disco (Rizzoli, $65), a career-spanning volume that features not only Lopez’s drawings, but also paintings, letters, and never-before-seen photography.

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