30 juillet 2010

Istanbul's Pera Palace to Reopen and Seek Return to Glory Era

The main hall of Pera Palace in Istanbul, Turkey. AP Photo/Pera Palace. ISTANBUL (AP).- It was the last stop on the Orient Express, a grand hotel with Istanbul's first electric elevator where artists and aristocrats sipped champagne beneath chandeliers as the Ottoman Empire dissolved and the world drifted toward war. Mata Hari, accused of spying and executed in France in 1917, stayed at the Pera Palace Hotel. So did Greta Garbo, who played the shadowy dancer in a 1931 movie. Ernest Hemingway checked in to report on war between... [Lire la suite]

14 novembre 2009

Yousuf Karsh, Georgia O'Keefe, c. 1956 & Ernest Hemingway, 1957

Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), Georgia O'Keefe, c. 1956. Gelatin Silver Print. 20 x 16 in., print. 27 x 31 in., framed. 50.8 x 40.64 cm., print. 68.58 x 78.74 cm., Framed. Signed. Estimate: from $10,000 to $12,000. A similar photo was sold for US $10,625 by Christie's New York: on Wednesday, December 17, 2008, (Lot 00131), Icons of Glamour & Style: The Constantiner Collection. Yousuf Karsh (1908-2002), Ernest Hemingway, 1957 Gelatin silver print, 8 x 10 in (20.3 x 25.4 cm) Stamped on verso. Printed after 1957.... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2009

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Portraits de l'écrivain, années 1950-1960

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) Portraits de l'écrivain, années 1950-1960 25 tirages argentiques des années 1950-1970. Cachets et mentions manuscrites au dos. Formats divers. Divers photographes dont John Bryson, Yousuf Karsh, Jean-Philippe Charbonnier. Divers sujets :l'écrivain en Afrique, avec Martine Carol, etc. Vente du Vendredi 5 juin 2009. Photographies Anciennes, Modernes et Contemporaines. Piasa - Paris
30 août 2008

"Karsh 100: A Biography in Images" @ the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

Yousuf Karsh, Ernest Hemingway, 1957 BOSTON.- The legacy of Yousuf Karsh—the man behind the lens of some of the 20th century’s most famous photographic portraits—is illuminated as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), presents Karsh 100: A Biography in Images. The exhibition of more than 100 works celebrating the 100th anniversary of Karsh’s birth (1908) presents his iconic portraits of the era’s most illustrious faces alongside rarely seen earlier photographs and little-known work. Karsh 100 will be on view September 23,... [Lire la suite]