The Art of Being Bill: Bill Murray and the Many Faces of Awesome (Hardcover)
Are you Murray obsessed? Then what better way to celebrate everything Bill Murray than through art? The Murray Affair, a traveling Bill Murray art show, does just that. Join in the celebration with The Art of Being Bill, a multifarious, colorful collection of over 150 Bill Murray–inspired artworks, many of which are curated from the show. Just like the man himself, the artwork in The Art of Being Bill is both poignant and funny, from paintings and sketches to digital masterpieces, all highlighting Bill in uniquely creative ways.
Featuring artists from all over the world, details about the inspiration for each piece, fun facts from his groundbreaking movies, and a critical appreciation of some of Murray’s landmark roles—spanning his incredible career from Ghostbusters and Groundhog Day to Lost in Translation and The Royal Tenenbaums—this is the ultimate gift book for the film buff, art lover, and Murray addict in your life.
There’s only one Bill. But he’s a million kinds of awesome.
About the Author
Ezra Croft is the creator and curator of The Murray Affair, a traveling art show dedicated to featuring art depicting Bill Murray. Croft is a longtime Burning Man participant and artist. His pop culture art shows (which feature celebrities like Nicholas Cage and Christopher Walken) have been featured in Time magazine, Good Morning America, Huffington Post, and the San Francisco Chronicle. Originally from Saint Louis, Croft currently lives in North Carolina.
Jennifer Raiser is a strategist, author, and nonprofit leader based in San Francisco. She has written for the San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, Harvard Business School, and her online magazine, SFWire.com. She serves as Treasurer of the Burning Man Project and is the author of the best-selling Burning Man: Art on Fire and In the Spirit of Napa Valley. She earned a BA in English Literature and an MBA, both from Harvard University, but hopes you won't hold that against her.