by Steven Rosen
Posted In: Visual Art
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Release features large-format prints, documentary, celebs
publicist for photographer Matthew Rolston's book, Talking Heads, The Vent Haven
Portraits (featured in this 2012 CityBeat article), recently sent
photos from Rolston's book-publication party in L.A. Here's an excerpt from the
Friday, May 10th, actress and author Diane Keaton, renowned art collector Kay
Saatchi and Joel Chen, owner of Los Angeles' top resource for antiques and
vintage furniture JF Chen, celebrated influential American celebrity
photographer and director Matthew Rolston’s new book at JF Chen.
Featuring 100 ‘headshots’ of a rare collection of ventriloquist dummies
unearthed from the intimate and obscure Vent Haven Museum in Fort Mitchell,
Kentucky (the world’s only museum dedicated to the art of ventriloquism), the
book is a departure from the celebrity portraiture for which Rolston is known
and marks his first foray into the world of fine art."
documentary about Rolston's project also was shown. Other guests included actor John
C. Reilly and songwriter Diane Warren. Vent Haven, incidentally, is planning an
exhibit of the photos, though not the large-format prints shown at Chen's
Actor John C. Reilly. Photo: Provided.The
book and its subject matter have proven a real draw, earning articles and photo
spreads in many publications and making "obscure" Vent Haven one of
Cincinnati's most fascinating museums.For hours and more information on Vent Haven Museum, go here.
Photographer Matthew Rolston features Vent Haven figures in upcoming book
0 Comments · Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Matthew Rolston has taken close-up portraits, startlingly realistic
headshots, of some 200 figures — colloquially known as dummies — at Fort
Mitchell, Ky.’s Vent Haven ventriloquism museum. The results are in a
new book, Talking Heads, to be published next month by Pointed Leaf Press.