All images Ugo Rondinone: Seven Magic Mountains, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2016. Photos by Gianfranco Gorgoni. Courtesy of Art Production Fund and Nevada Museum of Art.
If you’re not in the Las Vegas area you can also go to Rotterdam to see the work of Mr Rondinone Vocabulary of Solitude, is the title of Ugo Rondinon’s solo exhibition at museum Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam. 13 February – 29 May 2016 ugoinboijmans
Ms Mansfield is shopping in a Las Vegas supermarket, where life goes on 24/7, and day and night are intertwined. Proof of that fact is in these unpublished pictures, made in 1959. The images are very interesting and so much fun to us, at Mimi Berlin. There’s so much to see! We wish real life were like this, doing your grocery shopping in a lamé dress being as glamorous as can be and being silly at the same time! We will have to book a flight to Las Vegas so we can mimic this behaviour.
The image above is the most Fas-Ci-Na-Ting to us.As you can see the little girl in the bathingsuit is in a very different ‘time frame’: parallel lives are captured in one, candid photo here, it’s really amazing! What is she even doing wearing swim attire in a shop?! The question arises; where does she keep her wallet? That same question goes for Ms Mansfield of course. We, at Mimi Berlin, have many more questions looking at these images but maybe it’s more fun if you find your own….We start to wonder if Ms Mansfield has been gambling and partying throughout the night? Guess she was, this is candid real life: it’s fun, even more so because she is the bombshell called Jayne Mansfield.
(Image Credits: “Weekend Color: Jayne Mansfield grocery shopping in Las Vegas, 1959 (unpublished photos printed from the original negatives from my personal collection—-best viewed large” ~ sparklejamesysparkle)
Did you know that Las Vegas has a neon boneyard? Actually these images are taken at the wonderful outside space of The Neon Boneyard of the Neon Museum in Nevada. Here you can see the most treasured and world-famous signs of Las Vegas such as signs of Caesars Palace, Binion’s Horseshoe, the Golden Nugget and the Stardust.
HORSE, SHOE and BAR.
Photographed and edited by Appdikted @Mimi Berlin.