ARTIST GIVES VINTAGE PLAYBOY COVERS NEW SPARKLE

Available to buy at Castle Fine Art’s five London galleries – based at South Molton Street, Canary Wharf, The Royal Exchange, Covent Garden and St. Christopher’s Place – from Friday 15th January 2016, the new collection features six cover images dating from 1967-1982 which Claridge handpicked after being granted rare access to the Playboy archives.

 

Claridge, who was signed by Birmingham based art publishers Washington Green Fine Art in 2005 – joining its diverse portfolio of innovative contemporary artists – said:

“Playboy, to me, represents so many firsts… It’s progressive, revolutionary…I cannot emphasise enough the reach and scope of Playboy’s influence.

 Andy Warhol is the primary influence in my career; he famously created a Playboy cover cementing the relationship between Playboy and Pop Art, and paving the way for artists like me. I am so proud that my diamond dust collection is to be part of Playboy’s lineage in 20th century culture.”

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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon

Only one day left to visit Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon at the National Portrait Gallery in London!

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WOMEN FASHION POWER

29 OCTOBER 2014 – 26 APRIL 2015

DESIGN MUSEUM – London

Twenty-five high-profile women from the worlds of politics, culture, business and fashion are personally contributing outfits and interviews to the Design Museum exhibition, London.

Highlights of the vintage pieces on display include a Zandra Rhodes ‘Conceptual Chic’ punk wedding dress, a Mansfield suit worn by Margaret Thatcher, clothes and accessories owned by Elsa Schiaparelli and a Jacques Azagury dress worn by Princess Diana.

The entire exhibition has been created by the renowned architect Zaha Hadid.

The event celebrates iconic and inspiring women from many fields such as politics, culture, business and fashion. Pioneers who had a considerable impact on our wardrobes. Enjoy!

 

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BAILEY ‘S STARDUST

A SPRINKLE OF STARDUST’ AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

 

A metaphorical journey into the 60s’ ‘Swinging London‘ and beyond: this is the main essence of Bailey ‘s Stardust, which opened last February at the National Portrait Gallery in London. Nearly three hundred portraits selected by David Bailey and reproduced in black and white on the occasion of the exhibition.

 

Actors, fashion icons, models, designers, artists, filmmakers in silver gelatin print with a distinctive and flamboyant vintage touch, (Mike Jagger, Kate Moss, Damon Albarn and Francis Bacon).

 

The main theme of the exhibition is ‘ashes to ashes, dust to dust’, the endless life and death’s dualism. Bailey ‘s Stardust epitomises the sparkling life of the showbiz and has been drawing a wide audience made up of neophytes, professional photographers and fashion lovers. Peculiar.

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(Images courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery, London)

 

Information

 

Bailey ‘s Stardust

6 February – 5 June 2014

National Portrait Gallery

St Martin ‘s Place

London WC2H 0HE

Telephone number: 020 7306 0055

Ticket: £ 16

Opening hours: Open every day from 10 to 18 . Thursday and Friday until 21 pm

For more information:

http://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bailey/exhibition.php