The Portraits

The exhibition catalogue "Elaine De Kooning: Portraits" on display in the museum store
Cover for "Ballyhoo!" with Bette Midler illustrated poster that accents her red hair


Posters as Portraiture

Author:  Wendy Wick Reaves

Ballyhoo! looks at the poster as a form of popular portraiture. By interweaving the three themes of poster art, celebrity promotion, and advertising, Ballyhoo! suggests how a famous face can enhance the message of the poster and, conversely, how posters have defined and disseminated images of prominent Americans.

Publisher:  Distributed by University of Washington Press
Year:  2008
Cover:  Softcover
Number of Pages:  160 pages
Price:  $19.95
Dimensions:  6.5 x 9 inches
ISBN-10:  0295988622
ISBN-13:  978-0295988627