Sophie, Countess of Wessex unveils 'Tinkerbell' at Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital
On Thursday the 29th of September 2005 just after 1.30pm Sophie Her Royal Highness Sophie the Countess of Wessex unveiled Diarmuid Byron O'Connor's 'Tinker Bell' at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital ( www.gosh.org ). There are 150 of the sculptures for sale to the public.
Great Ormond Street is to benefit by 17% of gross proceeds from the sale of each sculpture. According to the Evening Standard the children's hospital has had a recent drop in funding after the copyright fell away in the USA from J M Barrie's Peter Pan story recently and this sculpture is one way of gaining some much needed extra funds.
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IMAGE: Her Royal Highness Sophie the Countess of Wessex holding 'Tinker Bell' by Diarmuid Byron O'Connor, Bronze, Length 17 cm's, £1742.50, 17% of gross proceeds to Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital
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The Stars at Tyler Shields' LA Exhibition Light Up the Sky
Dozens of celebrities gathered at Tyler Shields' exhibition in LA cementing his reputation as the hottest young photographer in Hollywood. Check out who came at WireImage: www.wireimage.com/GalleryListing.asp?navtyp=gls====497576&nbc1=1
Slumdog Millionaire Superstars Agree to Portrait
Freida Pinto and Dev Patel, the lead stars from the biggest movie of 2009, came into Wanted Gallery on 16th October 2009 and agreed to Paul Harvey doing a painting of them. If they like what he paints they will own the painting and sign some limited edition prints (GG Gallery will donate 10 of those to a charity that helps literacy in India.)
It was a lovely co-incidence because the title of Paul Harvey's show which opens on 21st October is "Famous Doubles" and Freida and Dev are the most famous double in the world in 2009!
To see the art in "Famous Doubles" click this link: www.agallery.co.uk/gallery.php?cat=7698
(Image taken by João Sá E Sousa)
Full Page in GQ for DORMICE
As soon as you open this month's Art Issue of GQ, you are faced with a full page of 7 images by DORMICE and this statement:
"World-renowned artists Dormice (Heinrich Nicolaus and Sawan yawngwhe, from Germany and Burma respectively) are more like rock stars than fine art painters. Whether in nightclubs painting supermodels or producing canvasses with titles such as "Let's Beat Up the Poor", they are part of the art-world's new controversial elite. Their take on sexy high end fashion has caught the eye of Versace and Roberto Cavalli, while Leonardo DiCaprio is also a fan."
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Everything that is available by DORMICE is here: www.agallery.co.uk/gallery/dormice.php
Thomas Ostenberg has GLOWING essay written on him by former assistant director of Guggenheim
The sculptor Thomas Ostenberg has enjoyed success since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1997. Kate Bush bought one of his early works, he had a sculpture placed in the memorial to Princess Diana in a Kensington Hospital and three over 3 meter tall bronzes commissioned by one of the trustee's of the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.
However he has surpassed all these with the biggest indicator that he will reach my prediction and become the most important sculptor of the 21st Century. He has had a GLOWING essay written on him by Jan E Adlmann, a former assistant director of New York's Guggenheim.
Adlmann says 'As an art historian, as well as a special enthusiast for the art of Greece, Rome and Egypt, this viewer is struck by the echoes of those formgiving traditions in Ostenberg’s sculpture. Without a doubt, Ostenberg has encircled and marveled at great works of the Greeks --- and the Romans --- whose unforgettable figures pulse with life, and are often wreathed in big, broad smiles. One could say that --- Ostenberg’s works, at their best, make innocent laughter contagious.'
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IMAGE: 'Leap of Faith', Bronze, 1.55 m high
Rolling Stone Call Paul Normansell's Art "No.1 Album Art of 2008"
Out of all the album covers in the world Rolling Stone readers voted Paul Normansell's No.1
Thomas Ostenberg selected to be the sculptor at Glyndebourne for 2008
The Glynebourne Opera selected Thomas Ostenberg to display on their grounds in 2008. Glyndebourne has only ever shown A List sculptors in the past, like 2007 was Anthony Gormley, so this is a great honour. In their catalogue Glyndebourne write:
Thomas Ostenberg worked for 15 years as a financial consultant before training as a sculptor. His work celebrates the natural world with humour and compassion; the figurative compositions transcend their subject in a search for balance, showing an ecstatic confidence and poise. Ostenberg works in bronze. He trained at the prestigious Kansas City Art Institute and later, with a grant from the Henry Moore Foundation, at the Royal College of Art. ‘Striving for a sense of harmony … inspires me to make sculpture. I aim to stimulate emotions, feelings and the imagination. I want to create an atmosphere conducive to well-being, happiness and joy.’
Commission by Cass Foundation for The Olympics
News from the Cass Foundation on Mr. Cass' £11m investment in Olympic sculpture including a monumental work by Thomas Ostenberg: www.sculpture.org.uk/news/item-201/
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