Saturday, March 30, 2013

Artist gets inspiration from Gruau

Artist Spotlight: Don Oehl
Don Oehl developed his illustrations through fashion, movement, shapes, and color—all with a wink. His illustrations are an homage to classical fashion illustration and incredibly on-trend. Don effortlessly blends digital process with classical illustration. He gains inspiration from his surroundings as well as from artists like Rene Gruau, Patrick Nagel, Kenneth Paul Block, Dondi White and John Luke Eastman.

In 2011, Don debuted his first solo show at Clic Gallery in New York. The show was a great success. He is currently among the gallery’s stable of artists.

His client list includes Bulgari, Chanel, Elle, W Magazine to name a few.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

New short documentary to be made on Gruau


Fine lines and elegant adv have left traces of his imagination and Dior Rouge Baiser. The advertising artist Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli, known as René Gruau, went to the house of make-up in Paris in 1949, giving it a new face, that represented today by the femme au bandeau, a blindfolded woman. Enough for him three colors, white, red and black to revolutionize the image of this brand. Now the director and documentary filmmaker Adolfo Conti has decided to devote a short film in which the illustrator traces his life is through his works. In the galleries is a part of the documentary.
To see a slide show of this just click on the link above.

Rene Gruau Lithographs featured at auction

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Always popular is the large selection of contemporary lithographs we include in each auction. Some highlights from this section include works by Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichenstein, Alex Katz, Jim Dine, Salvador Dali (five works), Milton Greene, Bert Stern and Allan D’Arcangelo. A favorite is the works by Rene Gruau with six pieces featured.

This auction took place on February 2nd in Avon, Conn.  Hope some of you were there. = ^ . . ^ =

Rene Gruau

One of the top fashion illustrators ever to appear in magazine covers, advertisements, posters and the like. This page is a celebration to the man. I hope you enjoy the images and information. In addition, I will sell some very rare ads on linen to frame from time to time. So please look for those.

Sincerely, T. D.

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