Guy Peellaert (1934-2008) was a multidisciplinary Belgian artist who first gained prominence as an iconoclastic figure of the European Pop avant-garde in Paris, creating the groundbreaking adult-oriented graphic novels The Adventures of Jodelle (1966) and Pravda (1967) while eagerly experimenting with film, theatre, fashion or television throughout the 1960s. Peellaert became an icon of rock culture in the following decade after publishing the seminal Rock Dreams collection of photorealistic portraits, which Andy Warhol's Interview dubbed "The Sistine Chapel of the Seventies," a landmark work that influenced a generation of image-makers and led to memorable collaborations with David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. Peellaert's singular career in the visual arts later encompassed a series of legendary film posters for directors such as Martin Scorsese, Robert Bresson and Wim Wenders as well as a pioneering use of digital imaging techniques at the turn of the twenty-first century.
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