Marco Pittori has always worked with photography. He uses his own or the licensed photographs of others, such as renowned Los Angeles photographer Brad Elterman. "Brad’s photos provide a rare, often raunchy glimpse into a rock and roll history where it seems Brad is always at the right place at the right time, camera ready.” –DiscoSalt. By using licensed images of Brad Elterman’s photographs, he provides viewers with a window into a fascinating and exclusive time on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip.
This series of Marco Pittori’s layered photographs is based on Brad Elterman’s iconic images “Behind the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1977”. The motifs are carefully placed and layered until they reveal a whole new reality, each hue echoing a chord within a symphony of the past. They are set in a new context and transformed with the help of strong colors, pulsing with the beat of the present. The presumed permanence of realities compels us to engage in a renewed thought process.
Elterman, an icon of the 1970s Beverly Hills era, embodies a perpetual dance with serendipity—always at the right place, the right moment, his camera poised for greatness. His biography is an anthology of artistic encounters and candid moments with musical legends, an intimate chronicle of a time when the echoes of rebellion reverberated through the hearts of a generation. Through Pittori's artistic lens, Elterman's photograph transcends its origins, inviting you to step into an era pulsing with the beat of rock and roll, an era where history and art collide seamlessly.
This 23 inch tall by 18 inch wide original photographic print is based on Brad Elterman’s iconic images “Behind the Beverly Hills Hotel, 1977”. The imagery is carefully layered until the artworks reveal a whole new reality. This artwork has been created through lithograph printing on archival paper, printed on a 120 year old printing press. Convenient local Los Angeles delivery. Affordable Continental U.S. and international shipping are available. A certificate of authenticity issued by the art gallery is included.
Looking through Elterman’s photographs, one can quickly realize that he wasn’t the average teenager growing up in the 1970s. Rather, his celebrity photographs attest that he was living the dream. As his classmates munched on Cap’n Crunch and listened to the new Runaway’s record, Brad hung at the infamous Tropicana Motel with Joan Jett. On weekends, he swam with the Sex Pistols, frequented the Playboy Mansion, and casually grabbed late-night grub with Joey Ramone. Young and clever, Brad knew where to be and how to get in. With his cool demeanor and Bob Dylan hairstyle, he fit the part. At the age of 17, Brad became one of Hollywood’s most influential celebrity photographers, providing uncensored documentation of the gritty-glamorous life of 1970′s Rock n’ Roll.
Marco Pittori was born in Switzerland in 1978. He studied at the Graphic school in Aarau, Switzerland in stone, gravure, screen, and letterpress. He has been exhibiting internationally since 1999 and his legendary photographs are collected worldwide. Some of his public collectors include the Ramones Museum in Berlin, the Bank of Baselland, and the Gunter Sachs Collection.