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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Bob Dylan's "Opium" Painting

Top photograph (an autochrome) was taken by Leon Busy around 1915 in French Indochina. Bottom image is a painting called "Opium" by Bob Dylan (2010) from the Gagosian Gallery website
Looks like Bob Dylan used the Leon Busy photo as a reference for his painting.
 From Sept. 20, 2011 - Oct. 22, 2011, Bob Dylan will be showing his paintings, "The Asia Series", at Gagosian Gallery's Madison Ave. location. 
Bob Dylan had a show of 40 paintings just last year at the National Gallery of Denmark called "The Brazil Series".

You can see more photos like the one above on Steven Martin's Opium Museum website. Steven has a book out called the Art of Opium Antiques. He is also working on a memoir about collecting opium-smoking paraphernalia, to be published in 2012 by Villard, an imprint of Random House. Thanks go to Steven for finding the Leon Busy photo posted above.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Vintage Chinese Labels

Ephemerally Yours has a nice set of
"Mostly firecracker labels but also a few matchbox labels and cookie tins".
You can also visit his OPIUM MUSEUM website or his flickr set called OPIUM MUSEUM.

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Exciting Show at Casino De Paris! Opens Sept 7, 2009

Vintage postcard from Casino De Paris
From Steve Chasmar's Opium Museum flickr set
Opium on Film "Dandy-Pacha" (France; 1908-1918)

The shoes Christian Louboutin made especially for Dita's Opium Den show.
From Sept 7- 17, 2009 "Gentry de Paris Revue with Dita Von Teese" will be at the Casino de Paris - the birthplace of La Grande Revue - it's the first Revue in 50 years!
"Miss Gentry de Paris who not only wrote the show, stars in the show and is its creative director is on a mission to revive the Ziegfeld-follies in its purest form - with original song and dance production, a narrative storyline in two acts and 18 tableaux not to mention the lushest of lush costumes!" For an interview with Miss Gentry please read:
Anyone who reads my blog knows that I love the Casino De Paris vintage postcards, the Ziegfeld Follies and Steve Chasmar's flickr images. I am currently following Dita Von Teese on twitter as she tweets about her show LIVE at the Casino de Paris and tells us how uncomfortable her shoes are!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Opium Den Art

Here are two choice images from the fabulous flickr set called
One is a sketch from a French book on French Indochina (1920) and one is a vintage french nude postcard.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Halloween Countdown 2009! Yeh!

Steve Chasmar's "Halloween in the Time of Cholera" countdown last year was such a treat for all of us. This year he is doing it again! He'll be posting one or more Halloween-themed images every few days to his flickr account:
DON'T MISS! Steve Chasmar's collections are some of the very best things on flickr! If you haven't seen them, you are truly missing out. He also has a great website called Opium Museum.