Wednesday, 8 March 2017

"Be Yourself, Everyone Is Already Taken" Press Release


For Immediate Release
  
 
DANIEL LISMORE
BE YOURSELF, EVERYONE ELSE IS ALREADY TAKEN
Foreword by Paula Wallace
 Photographed by Colin Douglas Gray, Essay by Hilary Alexander
Hardcover w jacket / 9.25” x 12.5” / 176 pages / 200 colour and black & white illustrations / £40.00
Skira Rizzoli in association with Savannah College of Art & Design / ISBN: 978-0-8478-5963-4
Release date: February 2017

Daniel’s work actualizes what others only dream about: a court scene of his own making; each character, Daniel himself. Be Yourself; Everyone Else Is Already Taken — this book and the exhibition that launched it — portrays Daniel’s brilliant, cheeky self-portraits. One need not look further than the title to understand
how fully Daniel expresses his own persona. —Paula Wallace, from the Foreword

Daniel Lismore is known for elaborate and extravagant ensembles that brilliantly combine haute couture with charity-shop finds, yards of vintage fabrics and tartans, found objects, ribbons, feathers, chain mail, shells, ethnic jewelry, retro accessories, millinery and more in an expression of eccentric, creative energy.




A prominent fixture of the London fashion and art circuits, he is both tastemaker and friend to artists ranging from Stephen Fry, Debbie Harry to Boy George, Vivienne Westwood, Matt Lucas, Stefano Pilatti and Edward Enninful,  who have all shared quotes about the artist in this book. 

For his first major publication, Lismore shares the 32 ensembles that comprised his first U.S. museum exhibition, “Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken.” The exhibition, co-curated by SCAD and presented at SCAD FASH: Museum of Fashion and Film, offered immersion in Lismore’s unique sartorial point of view. These life-size sculptural tapestries of Lismore’s life, each worn by the artist at one time, are reflections of his own multidimensional identity and are a tapestry of his journey to his true self.

About the Contributors: Paula Wallace (Foreword) is the president and founder of Savannah College of Art and Design. Hilary Alexander (Essay) is the former fashion director of the Daily Telegraph and currently is editor-at-large for Hello Fashion Monthly. Colin Douglas Gray (Photography) is a New York-based fashion and portrait photographer and SCAD graduate. Other Photo contributions by Boy George and Simon Harris.

Credit for the book must read: © Daniel Lismore: Be yourself, Everyone Else is Taken, Skira Rizzoli, 2017. Images © Colin Douglas Gray. Serial rights are available, but images may not be reproduced in any way, published, or transmitted digitally, without written permission from the publisher.

Media Contacts


Sophie Liardet
UK Publicity and Events Manager
Rizzoli International Publications

01794 389174
sophie@sophieliardet.com
Allison Falkenberry
VP of PR & Marketing
Savannah College of Art & Design
912-401-6908



DANIEL LISMORE: BE YOURSELF, EVERYONE ELSE IS ALREADY TAKEN
Foreword by Paula Wallace
Photographed by Colin Douglas Gray
Text by Hilary Alexander
Hardcover w jacket / 9.25” x 12.5” / 176 pages / 200 colour and black & white illustrations
Price: £40.00 U.K.
Skira Rizzoli in association with Savannah College of Art & Design
ISBN: 978-0-8478-5963-4

Release date: February 2017

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