Wednesday, January 25

A Photographic Journey

Yul Brynner’s reputation as one of the twentieth century’s most charismatic and versatile actors is irrefutable. But his talent as a photographer has been relatively unknown and unacknowledged.
Brynner’s subjects are some of the pivotal figures of cinematic and stage history, and his talent lies in capturing these people and particularly actors (those best at disguising their true selves) at ease, both on and off set: Charlton Heston as Moses in The Ten Commandments, Audrey Hepburn in a gondola in Venice, Elizabeth Taylor relaxing poolside.
The exhibition has been put together by Brynner’s daughter Victoria Brynner, and coincides with the recently published book of the same name.
Yul Brynner was an actor, director, musician and photographer. One of Hollywood’s most respected performers, Brynner is best known for his depiction on stage and screen of King Mongkut in The King and I, for which he won both Academy and Tony Awards. Brynner’s other films include The Buccaneer (1958), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and Westworld (1973).

Yul Brynner - A Photographic Journey 
11 January – 11 February 2012
The Little Black Gallery - London

Sunday, January 15

The Lady of Chandor

Photo by Luís Hipólito, Chandor - Goa,  2010

A Dama de Chandor (The Lady of Chandor), written and directed by Catarina Mourão, in 1998.

 A documentary about an old woman (Aida) who lives alone in an elegant colonial house in Chandor, Goa.
She struggles to preserve it as a symbol that involves everything from arranging the antique furniture and cleaning the floors to guiding tourists.

Gluten Free


Thursday, January 5

Rita & Orson

Rita Hayworth and Orson Welles



Marguerite Peggy Guggenheim wearing a dress designed by Paul Poiret, 1924

Peggy Guggenheim (August 26, 1898 – December 23, 1979) was an American art collector. Born to a wealthy New York City family, she was the daughter of Benjamin Guggenheim, who went down with the Titanic in 1912 and the niece of Solomon R. Guggenheim, who would establish the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation.

Monday, January 2


Let's go

New York (Ithaca)

Folies-Bergere dancer

Georgia Graves is seated and wearing an upper thigh length chiton dance dress 1929. Photo by George Hoyningen-Huene.
Hoyningen-Huene was born in St. Petersburg in 1900 and became one of the great exponents of fashion photography of the 20's and 30's. Fleeing from the Russian Revolution, he moved first to London and then in 1920 to Paris where he made several contacts with the local art scene. He began to work as fashion draftsman, publishing his work in Harper's Bazaarand Fairchild's Magazine.
By 1925, he had become the chief photographer for French Vogue. In 1935, he moved to New York and began working almost exclusively for Harper's Bazaar. In 1943, he published two picture books, Hellas and Egypt, and soon thereafter moved to Hollywood where he became active in the motion picture industry photographing celebrities.

Made in China

Made in China is a recent piece by artist Joe Black depicting a portrait of Chinese soldier by photographer Robert Capa that appeared on the cover of LIFE magazine in 1938. Black glued over 5,500 multi-colored toy soldiers to a vertical surface to achieve the pointillistic effect. The artwork was on display last October at the Moniker Art Fair in London.

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