Robert McGinnis Ellesse Interview

The style of Robert McGinnis is instantly recognisable and much imitated. His film posters are among the most iconic of the Sixties, including Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Barbarella and several for the James Bond franchise. With Frank McCarthy, he produced designs for Thunderball and You Only Live Twice, and was sole artist for Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun.
The latest phase of his long career has encompassed film posters for Pixar’s The Incredibles, three Western paintings for the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, and even a portrait of Paris Hilton. His four paintings for ellesse, each representing a different season in Italy, are classic expressions of the McGinnis technique. ‘The Portofino
Tennis Club’ and ‘The Amalfi Coast’, representing spring and summer and companion pieces, ‘Rome, the City of Dreams’ and ‘Cortina’s Winter Playground’, are the four paintings commissioned by ellesse

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