Icons by Oscar is a MENDO initiative & design, created in collaboration with Ellis Kamerling and Cees van der Burgh. With over 300 pages and 140 stunning images by Oscar Abolafia.
Oscar Abolafia (1935-2020) is an American photographer know for is outstanding photojournalism of the celebrities that made the 1960s and 1970s truly extraordinary. Abolafia's work made the pages of world-famous magazines. Over a span of 50 years work he was able to build personal and intimate relationships with the most enduring stars, such as the Kennedyes, Liz Taylor, Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra, to name a few.
“Elvis. Cher. Grace. Elizabeth. Marlene. Sophia. Mick. Salvador. Not many are so iconic that a first name is enough to tell us who they are. They were captured by a photographer who goes by the name of Oscar Abolafia. You can call him Oscar.”
Clockwise: Jack Nicholson, 1970 New York City - At the Lincoln Center Film Festival for the opening of Five Easy Pieces. Andy Warhol and Leigh Taylor Young, 1967 New York City, at a nightclub on East 59th Street. Ann-Margret 1975 New York City, at the Grammy Awards at the Astor Theatre.