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Groovy Bob: The Life and Times of Robert Fraser

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Synopsis:

Arrested for possession of drugs with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the infamous 1967 Redlands bust, Robert Fraser embodied many of the elements that made up Swinging London in the 1960s: pop music, fashion, drugs, art, and cinema. A trendsetter, hedonist, and lousy businessman, he was also the visionary art dealer responsible for introducing Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Jim Dine to the London art world. But by the time of his death in 1986 he had become an almost forgotten figure, his sixties vision out of tune with the conservatism of the eighties. In this biography, told through the voices of those who knew Fraser best — Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull, Kenneth Anger, Dennis Hopper, and many others — Harriet Vyner has resurrected an extraordinary cultural figure.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780571196272
Subtitle:
(the life and times of Robert Fraser )
Author:
Vyner, Harriet
Publisher:
Faber and Faber
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
England
Subject:
London
Subject:
Celebrities
Subject:
Specific Groups - Male Gay Studies
Subject:
Art dealers
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Series Volume:
no. 99-135
Publication Date:
1999
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xii, 317 p.
Dimensions:
9.49x6.42x1.13 in. 2.20 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Arrested for possession of drugs with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the infamous 1967 Redlands bust, Robert Fraser embodied many of the elements that made up Swinging London in the 1960s: pop music, fashion, drugs, art, and cinema. A trendsetter, hedonist, and lousy businessman, he was also the visionary art dealer responsible for introducing Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Andy Warhol, and Jim Dine to the London art world. But by the time of his death in 1986 he had become an almost forgotten figure, his sixties vision out of tune with the conservatism of the eighties. In this biography, told through the voices of those who knew Fraser best — Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Marianne Faithfull, Kenneth Anger, Dennis Hopper, and many others — Harriet Vyner has resurrected an extraordinary cultural figure.
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