Great Artworks Explained A New Video Series By James Payne

This is a new series by Artist/historian James Payne demystifying great works of art. We will be adding to this page as the content is produced.

15 November 2016


Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday Mr President Dress Up For Auction

The fabulously sexy dress that Monroe wore at her historic appearance at the Madison Square Garden charity dinner, where she performed the song ‘Happy Birthday’ to President John F. Kennedy who was turning 45, is up for grabs Julien’s auction in the US on 17th-19th November.

18 October 2016

Marilyn Marilyn Monroe Exhibition Curated By Whoopi Goldberg Unveiled In NY

Review of Mana Contemporary NY presents: Marilyn: Character Not Image September 25, 2016 – October 22, 2016 Curated by Whoopi Goldberg

25 March 2015


Marilyn Monroe Exhibition Focuses On Women’s Emancipation In The 1950s

An exhibition focusing on the actress, singer and style icon, Marilyn Monroe, representing the emancipation of women in the 1950s is being mounted at Liechtenstein’s National Museum, Vaduz. The show highlights the strength behind the phenomenon who, even 53 years after her death in 1962, has not lost her charm and influence. MM also exemplifies how society and […]

28 June 2013


Bert Stern Iconic Photographer Of Marilyn Monroe Dies Aged 83

Bert Stern who died Tuesday age 83, may not have been the first photographer to capture Marilyn Monroe, but he was definitely the last to secure a professional

30 December 2012


Warhol Exhibition Explores Sixty Artists Influenced By Andy

Andy Warhol has exerted an enormous impact on contemporary art. For decades, critics have observed this phenomenon but no exhibition has yet explored the full nature or extent of that influence. Through approximately forty-five works by Warhol alongside one hundred works by some sixty other artists, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years juxtaposes prime examples […]

22 December 2012


Marilyn Monroe’s Billowing Dress Photo Goes Underground In NY

The iconic image of Marilyn Monroe dress billowing above a New York City subway grate, on a hot summer night, in the 1950s, has gone on display in the Times Square subway station. A blown-up version of Sam Shaw’s classic picture is central to a new display. The exhibition features eight of Shaw’s series of […]

18 October 2012

Hollywood Costume Golden Age To Present V&A Museum – Review

Hollywood Costume, the V&A’s major autumn exhibition, is major indeed. This is the sort of blockbuster show that delivers what many museums only imagine possible. It is curated by Hollywood costume designer and senior guest curator Deborah Nadoolman Landis, along with the former rector of the RCA Sir Christopher Frayling, as guest curator and V&A […]

27 September 2012


Marilyn Monroe National Portrait Gallery – A British Love Affair

Britain’s connection with the Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe will be the subject of a new in focus display at the National Portrait Gallery from 29 September. The exhibition will be coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Monroe’s death, the display will celebrate her life by showcasing her links with the UK. Portraits of Monroe by […]

29 April 2012


Rare Marilyn Monroe Photo Portfolio To Be Sold

Bonham’s Offers Complete Bert Stren Set Of Monroe Prints – Bert Stern may not have been the first photographer to capture Marilyn Monroe, but he was definitely the last to secure a professional session with the screen icon. In July 1962, the young Bert Stern was given access to three sittings in order to capture […]

20 March 2012


Andy Warhol Death Marked With Colossal Exhibition

The largest ever exhibition of iconic works by Andy Warhol has opened in Singapore Organized by The Andy Warhol Museum in Warhol’s home town of Pittsburgh, the new show takes place at the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands to mark the 25th anniversary of the artist’s death.   ‘Andy Warhol: 15 Minutes Eternal’ features […]

6 March 2012


Banksy Kate Moss In Bonham’s Urban Art Auction

17 Banksy Artworks Go Under The Hammer In London On 29th March Bonhams annual Urban Art Auction is set to  bring in thousands of pounds, in ‘Artist Resale Rights’ for the British born international graffiti artist Banksy.The market for his work is buoyant and the sale includes no fewer than 17 works by the elusive […]

29 February 2012


Eve Arnold Memorial Exhibition For London

Adoptive UK capitol selected for comprehensive Arnold show Pioneering photographer,Eve Arnold, who died last month, age 99 is the subject of a memorial exhibition of her work, mounted in London, her adoptive home. Art Sensus will present over 100 unique photographs and a new book of the work of American photographer Eve Arnold (1912-2012). Curated […]

21 February 2012


It’s A Wrap Twickenham Film Studios Goes Bust

Twickenham Film Studios, founded in 1913 and used for The recent production of Oscar nominated films  My Week with Marilyn,the Iron Lady and War Horse as well as both of the Beatles films Help and A Hard Day’s Night has gone into administration. Classics like Roman Polanski’s Repulsion, Alfie starring Michael Caine and Saturday Night […]

11 August 2011


Tony Curtis Estate To Be Auctioned In September

  Original works by Picasso and Warhol to go under the hammer The estate of one of Hollywood’s most colorful stars, Tony Curtis goes under the hammer on 17 September. It includes work personally given to him by Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso. The rare Hollywood star whose off-screen character was often more sensational than […]

26 December 2010


John Warhola: Warhol Foundation Head Dies Aged 85

John Warhola, elder brother of artist Andy Warhol has died, on Christmas Eve, in Pittsburgh, from pneumonia, He was 85.