Les Levine, (b. 1935, Dublin, Ireland)
Culture Hero, 1965
Gift of Mr. Stan Babbit, 1989.12.11
Levine’s multi-colored and neon lithographs for Culture Hero magazine, strove to capture exclusive images and interviews with contemporary celebrities in a way as mythical as the figures themselves. Culture Hero provided rare correspondence between the world’s superstars; its content was often light-hearted, erotic, or secretive. Levine portrays these moments through innovative printmaking techniques, voluminous fonts, and blended neon inks that seem to glow on the pages.