#FineArtFriday – Young Velvets, by Norman Parkinson

Young Velvets, Young Prices, Hat Fashions

This shot, taken from the roof of the Condé Nast building on Lexington Avenue, was for a ‘Hat Fashions’ story that ran in the October 1949 issue of American Vogue. With a view of the Chrysler and Empire State buildings, the models are captured mid-gossip, their pose perhaps suggestive of a quick catch-up taking place during a busy lunch break.

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#FineArtFriday – Nick Cave, by Christie Goodwin

Nick Cave

This portrait of Nick Cave was taken at his home in Brighton in May 2017. This is a complete picture of Nick because one part of the portrait shows you the kind, funny and playful man who doesn’t want to be the centre of attention and who happily shares the focus with a flower and a hand.

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#FineArtFriday – Ronnie, Bowie and Iggy, by Milton Greene

Ron Wood, David Bowie & Iggy Pop

Milton had decided he was moving to San Francisco in 1980. One of the very last sittings he did at the house on 78th Street was a spontaneous one. He was working with an art dealer who brought over an entourage of Rock Stars, literally. Keep in mind, Milton did not necessarily know their music, but he was no stranger to people who were authentic.

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