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Monthly Archives: March 2015

dennis hopper’s last film


We attended a wonderful presentation the other night for  “the last film festival”.  The director, linda yellen put together an amazing cast and crew to tell this story.

Linda goes over Dennis' lines

Now nearing the fifth anniversary of Dennis’ death, they would like to release the film to the public. They started a kick starter campaign to help with post production:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1604258079/the-last-film-festival-dennis-hoppers-unseen-final

“the last film festival” finds hopper starring alongside jacqueline bisset, joseph cross, jobeth williams, donnell rawlings, chris kattan and leelee sobieski.

here are some links to the press coverage:

The Hollywood Reporter: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/kickstarter-campaign-launched-finish-dennis-780296
You can donate anything from $1 to $10,000 (which would get your name in lights as a co-producer of the film and credits in IMDB)
come on…. you know you are imagining your name in the film credits right now!

savage beauty, alexander mcqueen’s exhibition is at the v&a


If you saw the exhibition at the Met, you might feel as I do… that you need to see it again and again.  There was so much to take in… it was the most inspiring, beautiful exhibition I’ve ever seen.  If you find yourself in London soon, it’s on at the V&A from the 14th march – 2 august 2015

http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-alexander-mcqueen-savage-beauty/

Portrait of Alexander McQueen, 1997 photographed by Marc Hom. © Marc Hom/Trunk Archive

Duck feather dress, The Horn of Plenty, Autumn/Winter 2009-10. Model: Magdalena Frackowiak. Image: firstVIEW

Butterfly headdress of hand-painted turkey feathers, Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen, La Dame Bleue, Spring/Summer 2008. Model: Alana Zimmer © Anthea Simms

Dress of dyed ostrich feathers and hand-painted microscopic slides, Voss, Spring/Summer 2001. Model: Erin O'Connor. Image: REX

Tulle and lace dress with veil and antlers, Widows of Culloden, Autumn/Winter 2006-07. Model: Raquel Zimmermann at Viva London. Image: firstVIEW

 

here are some images from the exhibit when it was in NY

 

guernsey’s urban archaeology auction


On March 27th and 28th, guernsey’s will hold a salvage auction with some of urban archaeology’s antique architectural artifacts that I have been coveting for years.

http://www.liveauctioneers.com/guernseys

a pair of art deco carved doors from a new york nightclub

a pair of art deco carved doors from a new york nightclub

staircase railing piece from the bon marche

staircase railing piece from the bon marche

glass ceiling panel from the bon marche

glass ceiling panel from the bon marche

brass and glass pocket doors from 1910

brass and glass pocket doors from 1910

a dough bin from the 1840's

a dough bin from the 1840’s

 

a pair of pierre louis rouillard urns c. 1856

a pair of pierre louis rouillard urns c. 1856

urn detail

urn detail

 

 

 

french drafting table

french drafting table

a terracotta pediment from c. 1900 with pineapple carvings

a terracotta pediment from c. 1900 with pineapple carvings