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 →
Johnny Romeo "Electric Boogaloo" @ MOSMAN, Friday 8-17 December, 2017
“ELECTRIC BOOGALOO is in many ways my love letter to hip hop and Pop culture. I’ve always admired the intrepid spirit of the early hip-hop pioneers, and the ways they used and reinterpreted the music and dance that surrounded them to create completely new forms of art. I definitely see parallels between the adventurous experimentation of hip-hop in the early 1980s, and my own approach to Pop culture sampling. At the same time, my rediscovery of the works of Pop provocateur Mel Ramos had me immediately drawn back to his kitsch fusion of brand names and pin up girls. The paintings in ELECTRIC BOOGALOO reflect this duality, between the rhythmic pull and street-hardened lyricism of hip-hop, and the boisterous Technicolour energy of Pop.” - Johnny Romeo
BORN 1980 Melbourne, Australia STUDIES Creative Advertising, RMIT BACKGROUND Tran is a first generation Australian from a refugee family who, as a child, had predetermined career choices that were medicine, … read more →
EDUCATION 2000 Charlie Sheard Studio School, Sydney 2000 Degree Conversion Course (Painting major), National Art School, Sydney 1994 Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts (Painting major), National Art School, Sydney 1990 … read more →
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