09 juillet 2011

One of the Most Iconic Portraitists, Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes at Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Yousuf Karsh, Audrey Hepburn, 1956, gelatin silver print © Estate of Yousuf Karsh KALAMAZOO, MI.- The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts presents one of the most iconic portraitists in the history of photography, Yousuf Karsh! Yousuf Karsh: Regarding Heroes is on view from July 9 until September 3, 2011. Canadian Yousuf Karsh's work helped form our collective visual memory of the most celebrated political and cultural figures of the 20th century, including Albert Einstein, Marian Anderson, Albert Schweitzer, Ernest Hemingway and many... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2011

Luc Fourniol (1931-2007), Audrey Hepburn

Luc Fourniol (1931-2007), Audrey Hepburn. Courtesy Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris   Tirage argentique contrecollé sur aluminium. Signé en bas à droite. 100 x 70 cm (39 x 27,30 in.) Estimation : 500 / 800 € Artcurial - Briest-Poulain-F.Tajan - Paris. Vente aux enchères du Mardi 1er mars 2011. Hôtel Dassault - 7 Rond Point des Champs-Elysées - 75008 - Paris. Contact: Cyril Pigot au 01 42 99 16 56.
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13 novembre 2010

Angus McBean (British, 1904-1990), Audrey Hepburn, 1951

Angus McBean (British, 1904-1990), Audrey Hepburn, 1951 © 2002-2010 Bonhams 1793 Ltd Gelatin silver print, mounted on card. Signed and dated in ink on the mount. The reverse of mount inscribed by the photographer 'Copyright Angus McBean/The first published picture/of Audrey Hepburn-picked/out of a chorus line for/a beauty product ad 1951'. Printed 1980s. 24.9 x 20.1cm (9 13/16 x 7 15/16in). Estimate: £800 - 1,200, EUR 920 - 1,400 Literature: Pepper, T., Angus McBean: Portraits (London: National Portrait Gallery, 2006),... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2010

Dennis Stock, Audrey Hepburn while filming "Sabrina", 1953

Dennis Stock, Audrey Hepburn while filming "Sabrina", 1953. photo courtesy Phillips de Pury & Company Gelatin silver print, printed later. 18 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. (47.9 x 32.7 cm).  Signed in pencil on the verso. ESTIMATE $4,000-6,000 PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist Phillips de Pury & Company. Photographs. 16 April 2010. New York
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22 février 2010

"Haute Couture, Voici Paris!" @ Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

"Gabriëlle 'Coco' Chanel", Twee avondjurken, ca. 1925 en ca. 1939. Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Foto: Erik en Petra Hesmerg. THE HAGUE.- Only a handful of fashion houses belong to the select world of haute couture. Membership of the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture, which was established in 1868, is an exclusive honour subject to a tough selection procedure and strict rules. The designers affiliated to the Chambre are among the best in the world, repeatedly surprising us with their breathtaking creations. This is the... [Lire la suite]
10 décembre 2009

Audrey Hepburn's Dress Takes Nearly $100,000 at Auction

The Givenchy haute couture black chantilly lace cocktail dress, worn in `How to Steal a Million', 1966. Sold for nearly $100,000. LONDON (AP).- The black cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in 'How to Steal a Million' has sold for nearly $100,000 at auction. Kerry Taylor Auctions says the Chantilly lace dress sold to an anonymous bidder for about $97,700. It was one of 40 items from Hepburn's wardrobe sold off by her friend Tanja Star-Busmann. The auctioneer said Tuesday's sale made a total of 268,320 pounds. It says half of... [Lire la suite]
11 novembre 2009

A Historic Collection of Audrey Hepburn Couture @ Kerry Taylor Auctions

LONDON.- Audrey Hepburn was not just a film star - she was a major style icon of the 20th Century. Simplicity and seemingly effortless elegance was her trademark. Ably aided and abetted by the young couturier Hubert de Givenchy, she became the personification of chic elegance in the 1950s and 60s. Givenchy said of her “All the responsibility for the way Audrey looked is hers. She made the selections.” Audrey was the first actress off-screen who was able to play the part of fashion models on-screen and be credible. For `Funny Face’... [Lire la suite]
10 novembre 2009

Allan Grant: Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the 28th Annual Academy Awards, Hollywood, California, 1956

Allan  Grant (American, 1909-2008), Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly backstage at the 28th Annual Academy Awards, Hollywood, California, 1956 Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 inches, 50.8 x 40.64 cm. Signed, titled & dated in pencil on verso. Printed later. Estimate: from $7,000 to $8,000Notes: A fine large print of an exceptional dual portrait in profile of two of Hollywood's loveliest stars by the late, great Life photographer Allan Grant. Allan Grant (1919-2008) was a Life magazine photographer. He was the last... [Lire la suite]
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29 juin 2009

'Cecil Beaton: Portraits' @ Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

LIVERPOOL.- A stunning exhibition of nearly 50 portraits by Cecil Beaton, one of the most famous photographers of the 20th century, captures the glamour and excitement of some of the world’s greatest celebrities. Cecil Beaton: Portraits, on exhibition through 31 August 2009, brilliantly reflects the astonishing talents of the photographer who was also a writer, artist, designer, actor, caricaturist, illustrator and diarist. He photographed a dazzling array of superstars and leading personalities ranging from the Queen to Mick... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2009

Bob Willoughby, Audrey Hepburn getting into Studio car, 1953.

Bob Willoughby, Audrey Hepburn getting into Studio car, 1953. Gelatin silver print, 20 x 16 inches, 50.8 x 40.64 cm. Signed. Estimate: from $2,500 to $3,000 This print is much larger than the photographs indicated in 'sales results of comparable works' below. Willoughby began taking photographs in 1939. Between 1948 and 1954, his exhibitions of photographs of jazz musicians and dancers led to a contract with Globe Photos. Later, he worked for Harper's Bazaar magazine where his photographs illustrated arts and culture articles.... [Lire la suite]
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