Next to the Affordable Art Fair 2013, in Amsterdam at restaurant Stork, we found THE bonus of the affordable art fair: Work on exhibit by photographer Claude Vanheye. Iconic portraits made in the previous century by Mr. Vanheye of popstars like David Bowie, Chaka Kahn, Jimmy Hendrix, Tom Waits, Mick Jagger, Bryan Ferry, John Lennon, Debby Harry and Grace Jones, but to name a few. They are for sale, limited, numbered and signed, (with spectaculair discount only during the fair). We, at Mimi Berlin, always have been fans of Claude Vanheye’s work, you can imagine we were pleased to meet him at the opening of AAF 2013.
Kate Bush in Fong Leng
Kate Bush was photographed by Claude Vanheye back in the seventies, they were beautiful pictures, as seen below. We were told that some of the pictures were banned because her breasts were showing. You must know that Ms Bush was under the age of twenty at that time, our guess is that these pictures were taken in 1978 when she was 19 years old and her debut song Wuthering Heights was topping the charts.
Kate Bush wearing an outfit by Fong Leng photographed by Claude Vanheye (Photo from Volkskant Aug/31/2012 (via thestoryteller1618.com)
Looking at the pictures now, 35 years later they seem quite prudent, times have changed.
All photo’s of Kate Bush by Claude Vanheye, all dresses by Fong Leng (img via katebushforum)
Thank you Mr Vintage for your knowledge.
We at Mimi Berlin held a fashion fest with vintagedeluxe outfits by Fong Leng! That’s the reason we dug into this mini history. See our finished work: Mimi Berlin’s Fashion Fest #2, 2013, HERE
Michael Jackson, Amsterdam 1977 by Claude Vanheye.