Friday, November 29, 2019

The Art of Being Bill: The Many Faces of Awesome

The Art of Being Bill is an exhibition catalog and anthology of commentary about Bill Murray and his long career as a cultural icon. Released 9 Oct 2018 by Quarto on their Race Point imprint, it's 176 pages and available in hardcover format.

I can't think of a more versatile actor than Bill Murray. He's been a significant part of movies which run the gamut from poignant drama to utterly silly slapstick and everything in between. He's a gifted actor with an incredibly mobile and expressive face. Combined with the many graphic arts interpretations included in the book, this is a smorgasbord of everything Bill. The varied artist interpretations are as distinct as the artists themselves. There is also a lot of commentary and background information about his movies which was new to me.

I really wish I could've seen the exhibition when it was live.

Four stars, definitely a good choice for film fans, catalogue fans, or Bill Murray fans.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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