Dan Llywelyn Hall – “Love Scenes”, Lights of Soho, 35 Brewer Street, London, W1, until 17th June 2017
I have had the pleasure of writing about Dan before and I very much want to share his new exhibition of work with you. It reflects his long-term interest in the theme of love over the centuries through art or popular culture.
He has developed a strong following for his artworks whether landscapes, city scenes or portraits such as the one he painted of the Queen in 2013. He says of this show: “Lights of Soho occupies a building that once was central to the Paul Raymond empire; a venue familiar with scenes of erotica and physical embodiments of love. The ‘Scenes of Love’ series should feel at home here with my depictions of the greatest love encounters through the ages.”
Can you believe that this year marks the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film Goldfinger? Well it does and Christie’s have just announced the following:
London – To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Goldfinger, EON Productions has commissioned a one-off gold-plated third scale replica of James Bond’s iconic Aston Martin DB5 which Christie’s will offer in a special online auction to benefit the NSPCC. The replica DB5 has been signed by legendary Bond Production Designer Sir Ken Adam, who designed the Q branch modifications to the car for Sean Connery as agent 007 in 1964’s Goldfinger. Prop-makers Propshop, who manufactured the scale model DB5’s required for special effect scenes in Skyfall using 3D scans of the full size DB5, have created a one-off gold model with 24 carat gold plated detailing, complete with radio controlled machine guns, bullet proof shield and revolving number plate. The unique Goldfinger model is expected to sell for between £40,000-60,000 ($66,000-100,000) and will be available for bidding online from 8th September athttp://www.christies.com/goldfinger, with bidding closing on 17th September, the 50th Anniversary of the World Premiere of Goldfinger.
I am sure that there will be some stiff competion for this and it is certainly for a very good cause. Good luck!