Drew Tewksbury is GOOD's Contributing Editor. He's a Los Angeles-based editor, multimedia producer, and journalist. He served as L.A. Weekly's managing editor and was the managing editor/producer of Artbound, an arts journalism online publication and Emmy-winning television show airing on KCETLink Public Media. He has written and produced content for NPR, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Time magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter.
“Hippie Peace Ship.” Azazello (1992). Image via the Wende Museum, used with permission.
For some, the images of Soviet countries elicit the grays of brutalist concrete architecture and the reds of state-sponsored propaganda posters. But a new collection of artwork from Cold War countries showcases a new, colorful palette that reveals a seldom discussed population: Soviet hippies.
Anitta, “Clock Face, The Surreal Thing Series," New York, 1987. Photo by Matthew Rolston, courtesy Fahey/Klein, Los Angeles.
While still a student at art school, photographer Matthew Rolston was hand selected by Andy Warhol to shoot for his magazine, Interview. Rolston's inspired portraits of fashion models, movie stars, and musicians from the late '70s and throughout the '80s brought a fine art aesthetic to magazine photography, earning him a wide variety of clients ranging from Vanity Fair and Vogue.