Mimi Berlin’s Partysnaps Opening KunstRai Amsterdam

Mimi Berlin’s Partysnaps Opening KunstRai Amsterdam

It’s that time of the year again: Amsterdam’s KunstRai, the annual artfair, is open. Mimi Berlin Blogger Team visited the opening and took some partysnaps for you, ’cause we know you like that! We didn’t take many because we actually partied and mingled; but we took some see them on facebook!

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Dinnerplates by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant

Dinnerplates by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant

Look at these wonderful dinnerplates! They were handmade by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, members of the English Bloomsbury Group. In 1932 they created “The Famous Women Dinner Service”,  a series of fifty dinnerplates, painted with portraits of famous an fabulous women: 12 dancers and actresses, 12 writers, 12 beauties, and 12 queens. Below the image of the late Greta Garbo.

Art historian and director of the National Gallery Kenneth Clark and his wife Jane commisioned this applied art project. The fifty fabulous plates are on show at the Piano Nobile gallery in London through 28 April, 2018. Continue reading

Bernard Boutet de Monvel, Portraits

Bernard Boutet De Monvel, Portraits

Bernard Boutet de Monvel (1881–1949) is often described as a society portraitist. From 1926 onwards he spent some time in New-York and worked as an illustrator for Harper’s Bazaar magazine.

 

(images via curiator.com)

Teller by Juergen Teller

Teller by Juergen Teller

How fun is this image by Juergen Teller!! For yous all who don’t speak German: teller means plates. That knowledge makes this image even more fun, n’est pas?! These giant plates/riesige teller (ø1.20 m.) are props in Teller’s work from 2016 onwards

Teller by Jeurgen Teller
Juergen Teller. Colby Keller and Andreas Kronthaler, Plates/Teller No.6, 2016
Giclee Print 108 3/10 × 72 in 275 × 183 cm

see how it’s made at icacreation.co.uk

Alma Haser’s Dog Photobooth

Alma Haser’s Dog Photobooth

A travelling pop-up studio, set up by award-winning fine art photographer Alma Haser, to capture a distinct portrait of each delightful dog.

The Dog Photobooth was first established when Alma Haser, a renowned portrait photographer and artist was invited to set up a pop-up booth at a dog event on the East Sussex coast. It proved an instant success and Alma continues to present her photo booth at events up and down the country, as well as accepting invitations to set up her mobile studio in client’s homes for one-to-one pet portraits sessions.

If you would like a portrait of your dog please visit  the dog photobooth site to make an appaointment or to check Alma Haser’s agenda!

See Rex Dieter’s Amazing Dogfaces Essay HERE on this Blog

 

 

 

Teen Spirit Island by Joscha Steffens

Teen Spirit Island by Joscha Steffens

From the Series: Teen Spirit Island, each 60 x 80 cm, C-Print, 2015

As you can see these series (2 out of 6) are portraits of gamers, they are very dark ones (more so in real life) The boys are made barely visible by photographer joschasteffens.de, resident Artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2016), but you can still see that they are true boys; playing playing playing. (We know it’s called gaming but we think playing is a word that is more suitable for boys, in general.) If they were men they could be pilots of some kind, or any other proffession where you sit behind a screen with devices stuck to your face…..We, at Mimi Berlin, love  boys.

As seen at the Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam 2016