The WrapBook

The Art of Cinema 2024

Introducing TheWrapBook, a unique publication by TheWrap celebrating the art of making movies. We invited artists, illustrators, painters, photographers, writers and screenwriters to collaborate with the talent of Cinema 2023. This is the result. For a limited time, TheWrapBook is exclusively available for purchase here.

Stefano Tonchi, Editorial Director, TheWrapBook

Margot Robbie by Richard Phillips
Margot Robbie by Richard Phillips

Artists by Artists

Six artists put pen to paper and brush to canvas to depict and reinterpret cinema’s famous faces

Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman. May December
Photo by Marilyn Minter

Deception Perception

In May December, Julianne Moore and Natalie Portman’s characters are entwined in a cerebral game of cat-and-mouse. To pull it off, they found in each other simple honesty and trust

Sandra Huller, Anatomy of a Fall & The Zone of Interest
Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall, The Zone of Interest                                                                                                                                      Photo by Stefan Ruiz

Faces of 2023

A major exhibition of L.A. artists and a portfolio of Hollywood’s finest actors of the year coalesce in a collaboration of creativity

Martin Scorsese, Director, Flowers of the Killer Moon
Martin Scorsese, Killers of the Flower Moon                                                                                                                                            Photo by Catherine Opie

The Lion in Winter

Directing great Martin Scorsese looks back on his career and ahead to his next act

Ava DuVernay, Director, Origin
Ava DuVernay, Origin                                                                                                                                                                                     Photo by Catherine Opie

Visionaries Envisioned

The year’s most thought-provoking filmmakers captured by one of our time’s most treasured photographers

Photo by Marco Walker


Artist Marco Walker blends nostalgia for postmodern iconography and memories of Hollywood in a mash-up of the season’s best fashion

Camille Friend, Hair Designer, The Little Mermaid
Photo by Kendall Bessent

It’s Looking Up for Below The Line

2023 brought new diversity in the ranks of crafts that fall “below the line,” we were excited to have Kendall Bessent photograph the changing faces of the industry

Artwork by François Berthoud

Dressing The Part

Six celebrated costume designers weave their unique brand of enchantment into some of the year’s most fashion-forward films

Artwork by Konstantin Kakanias

Setting the Scene

A look at some of the most memorable cinematic tableaus of 2023 as interpreted by artist Konstantin Kakanias

Movie Couture

YSL creative director Anthony Vaccarello combines his love for cinema and his passion for fashion in collaborating with today’s great directors

Artwork by Laurie Simmons

How Hollywood Tried To Smash The Patriarchy in 2023

Salamishah Tillet sets off in search of pop culture’s state of feminism in Barbie, Poor Things and other films

Artwork by Laurie Simmons

All Dolled Up

Artist Laurie Simmons’ body of work uses dolls to explore themes of feminism, sexuality, body imagery and gender identity

Artwork by Christian Boltanski

Life, Death, Memory, Fate, Loss

Christian Boltanski explorations of emotion wrought by the Holocaust and the horrors of war profoundly resonate today more than ever

Istvan Eszterhas, Circa 1940’s

Be Careful What You Write, It Can Break Your Heart

Thirty-five years ago, Hollywood screenwriter Joe Eszterhas discovered that a film he wrote about a Hungarian war criminal, Music Box, was reflected in the real-life story about his own flesh and blood

Artwork by Jeffrey Gibson

Space Maker

Choctaw/Cherokee artist Jeffrey Gibson has spent decades fighting for Indigenous representation in the mainstream

Artwork by Jeffrey Gibson

Who Gets to Tell Indigenous Stories? 

Recent films and a groundbreaking art exhibition illustrate how the Native American narrative is controlled by who holds the camera, who holds the pen. Tazbah Chavez investigates

Artwork by Andy Warhol

The Agony and The Ecstasy of Mr. Chow

Jeffrey Deitch traces the extraordinary narrative arc of actor, restaurateur and artist Michael Chow

Found in Translation

Talent agent Thao Nguyen’s whole world is art, both at home with her personal collection and at CAA where she cultivates artists in pop culture

Strike Diaries

Diary of a Strike

Sharon Waxman chronicles the SAG-AFTRA and WGA labor disputes of 2023 that put tens of thousands of people out of work for more than half the year. The psychological impact was as great as the economic one

Where Art & Film Collide

LACMA’s Art+Film galas have melded the worlds of fine art and film in L.A.’s biggest annual cultural event. Creating that alchemy took the vision of museum director Michael Govan

Hammer’s Hometown Heros

The Hammer’s “Made In L.A. 2023: Acts of Living” celebrated the best of the city’s art scene

The Last Page
Photo by Jeff Vespa

The Last Picture

Frieze takes a drive through Los Angeles with artist Sharif Farrag

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