22 septembre 2013

Exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum reveals unglamorous history of pearls

The Hanover tiara, worn by both wives of Prince Johann Georg of Saxony, is displayed in the V&A's "Pearls" exhibition in west London on September 18, 2013. Running from September 21, 2013 to January 19, 2014, the exhibition includes items of jewellery worn by aristocracy and celebrities as well as explaining the science behind their creation. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL.  LONDON.- A pearl-drop earring worn by Charles I at his execution in 1649, magnificent pearl tiaras worn by European nobility and a necklace of cultured pearls... [Lire la suite]
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12 septembre 2013

Mikimoto's Marilyn Monroe strand of 39 cultivated Akoya pearls

Mikimoto's Marilyn Monroe strand of 39 cultivated Akoya pearls. This necklace was a gift to the star from her second husband, Joe DiMaggio, and will go on show at the V&A's Pearls exhibition later this year.
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05 janvier 2011

Dennis Hopper Art Collection Up for Auction Next Week at Christie's in New York

“You can’t have preconceived ideas. You have to live in the moment. You have to keep yourself open.” — Dennis Hopper, 2010 Andy Warhol (1928-1987), Dennis Hopper, 1977 unique Polacolor Polaroid print; copyright credit blindstamp (in the margin); Estate stamp (on the verso); 3¾ x 2¾ in. (9.5 x 7 in.) - Estimate $8,000 - $12,000 The Dennis Hopper Collection Provenance: with Grant Selwyn Fine Art, Beverly Hills. NEW YORK, NY. (AP).- Dennis Hopper shot two bullet holes through an Andy Warhol portrait of Mao... [Lire la suite]
17 juillet 2010

The Hood Museum of Art Celebrates Hollywood’s Golden Age

Clarence Sinclair Bull, Elizabeth Taylor, 1948, color print American movies made during the “golden age” of Hollywood (1920–60), a time when the studios were producing almost five hundred films a year, have been admired in art museums, college film societies, and academic departments for almost a century. Interest in the work produced by Hollywood studio photographers, however, goes back only a few decades. The exhibition Made in Hollywood: Photographs from the John Kobal Foundation, on view at the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth... [Lire la suite]
03 juillet 2010

Richard Avedon Photos Headed to Paris Auction @ Christie's

Richard Avedon, Dovima with Elephants, Evening Dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris, 1955; gelatin silver print; courtesy The Richard Avedon Foundation © 2009 The Richard Avedon Foundation NEW YORK (AP).- One of Richard Avedon's most defining photographs is of a willowy model adorned in a Dior evening gown, a silk sash cascading down her slender leg, striking a dramatic pose against a row of circus elephants. It is signature Avedon. Dramatic but playful, an image shot on a hot summer day in 1955 at the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris.... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2010

Russell Young: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Sid Vicious & Marilyn

Russell Young, Elvis Presley, 2007 Serigraph / Screenprint, Acrylic and Enamel Screenprint on canvas - 62 x 48 in. - Estimate: from $20,000 to $25,000Notes: Stretched canvas of the mugshot picture of Elvis from Washington, DC in 1970. Artist Statement on this series: "Pig Portraits is about the glamour in the dark side of crime, fame, sex, drugs and rock and roll. After spending fifteen years as a celebrity photographer and music video director, I was able to see how, and at what points that world and the underworld rub up... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2010

Bert Stern, four Marylin's images from The Lost Sitting, 1962

Bert Stern, Marilyn With Scarf - "The Lost Sitting", 1962 Chromogenic (C-print), Archival C Print. signed and numbered. paper size - 30" x 30" - image size - 25" x 25". Estimate: from $4,000 to $6,000 This photograph features a smiling, nude Marilyn Monroe with a scarf barely covering her torso. Bert Stern, Marilyn in Fur - The Lost Sitting, 1962 Chromogenic (C-print), Archival C Print. signed and numbered. paper size - 30" x 30" - image size - 25" x 25".... [Lire la suite]
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01 septembre 2009

Lawrence Schiller: Marilyn Monroe in Something's Got to Give, Color 2 Frame 29

Lawrence  Schiller,  Marilyn Monroe in Something's Got to Give, Color 2 Frame 29, 1962 Chromogenic print, 40 x 30 in., 101.6 x 76.2 cm. Edition of 75. Signed.  height - 40 in, width - 30 in, Estimate: from $6,000 to $7,000Lawrence Schiller on Marilyn Monroe: When Lawrence Schiller got the assignment from the French magazine Paris Match to photograph Marilyn Monroe on the 20th Century Fox set of "Something's Got To Give", he thought nothing of it. It wasn't to be a private, studio shoot. He wasn't going... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2008

Andy Warhol, "AUTOMAT" @ Galleri Trafo & Pollock Fine Art

Andy Warhol, Campbell's Green Pea, 1969 Trafo Gallery in association with Pollock Fine Art are pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs, screenprints, books and ephemera by Andy Warhol. Entitled Automat and emphasizing Warhol’s cool and impersonal style, the show differs from the present comprehensive survey at the Astrup Fearnly Museum, whose main premise is a personal take on the artist. Andy Warhol, Eva Mudocci (After Munch), 1984 The title comes partly from Warhol’s love for... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2008

Bert Stern (Né en 1929). The last sitting

Bert Stern (Né en 1929). The last sitting Tirage inkjet sur papier brillant et signé. 48 x 48 cm à vue - Estimé : 1 200 / 1 500 € Artcurial Deauville. Tableaux Modernes et Contemporains. Vente du 23 août 2008. www.artcurial-deauville.com
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