New York Yankee’s superstar Joe Di Maggio and Marilyn Monroe were married on January 14, 1954.
The newlyweds flew to Japan for their honeymoon on Pan American Airlines where Kashio Aoki, the official steward for precious cargo, shot the only photos of the famous couple aboard that flight, as no press or cameras were allowed onboard.
Aoki kept the photos private for 46 years before deciding to share them with the world and publish the works with re-known art publisher Edward Weston in 2001 in a limited edition of 75 to commemorate the 75th Birthday of Marilyn Monroe.
When the two came off the plane they were greeted by over 250 journalist and paparazzi.
According to DiMaggio, “he had never seen so much excitement, or heard a roar so loud, not even when the Yankees won the World Series”.
Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery cordially invites you to ‘Diamonds and Champagne’, the launch of Marilyn – The 90th Birthday Touring Exhibition. On display includes work by George Barris, Bert Stern, … read more →
Datsun Tran "Maslow's Flowers" @ HARVEY GALLERIES, 23 November - 2 December, 2018
Adaptation, conflict and cooperation are themes I’ve explored through my work in recent years. Usually when I scratch the surface in a new area of interest, I find the same adeptness to adaptation that is in us, is often key to flourishing on this planet. And while the majority of my work draws from the natural world, I’ve never explored the floral side before.
In researching for this show, my appreciation for flowers grew as I quickly found that they are not just pretty things to have in the background, but rather at the forefront of adaptation. They have a level of power that I never recognised before, appealing to us in each stage of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.
From the flowers of the Fertile Crescent, which fed and clothed us, to beautifying our nests, attracting a mate, or for respect, and even inspiring us in art. Flowers have inserted themselves into every aspect of our lives, thus insuring their survival.
So in this world where animals are increasingly put on endangered lists, flowers are a section of a chain that if broken, will cause chaos. And if the past is a guide for the future, the continuation of humans on this planet is going to be inextricably linked to the survival of flowers.
BORN 1961, Lansing, Michigan USA STUDIES Lansing Community College Lansing, Michigan Pictorial Billboard Painter Jackson, Michigan Studied Lithography with Stephen Britko Santa Fe, New Mexico Artist Statement You know, I … read more →
BORN 1928 Sydney, Australia DIED 2018 Sydney, Australia STUDIES Self-taught, attended night classes in drawing and design at the East Sydney Technical College from 1942-45 under Hayward Veal Background Charles … read more →
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