by Glenn Tunstull and Jelani Bandele
Tunstull From Fashion to Fine Art is an engaging, fully illustrated, real-life story highlighting the quest of celebrated artist Glenn Tunstull as he scaled the exclusive, fast paced world of fashion—from design studios to prestigious retail operations and global beauty concerns—and subsequently fine art in pursuit of his dream to be a recognized artist. This telling story captures Tunstull’s creative growth and accomplishments through racial barriers and societal limitations in the U.S. and abroad, his move to Africa and Europe to explore creative opportunities in concert with his former partner, fine artist Toyce Anderson, his subsequent return to the US as an international artist struggling to regain his footing in his original career, and his pivot to teaching, and eventually fine art, as a world traveler. The stunning visuals highlight Tunstull’s creations for such iconic titles as Women’s Wear Daily, Vogue, W and Playbill, celebrated designers such as Joseph Abboud, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Nicole Miller, and renowned retailers such as Henri Bendel, Blooomingdale’s and Neiman Marcus, as well as his exploration as a fine artist, from representational watercolors and oils to abstracts. From cover to cover readers will enjoy Tunstull’s exciting journey and follow every step of his creative life.