CHARLES SCHWARTZ PUTS ON A SALE
OF NASA'S MOON PHOTOGRAPHS
I Photo Central dealer Charles Schwartz Ltd. is putting its space photographs from NASA on a special 25% sale for the next 30 days. These are some spectacular views of the moon taken in 1966 and 1967 by NASA's Lunar Orbiter II and III. George Keene, head of photography at NASA, was responsible for designing Lunar Orbiter II and III. This series includes images of mountains rising from the flat floor of craters that are 1000 feet high with slopes up to 30 degrees; images of Aristarchus, which is the brightest spot on the front face of the moon; and many others.
You can find all of these images at http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/91/3/0/0 . Just click on the thumbnail images to get to the details and the sale price.
LECTURE ON LISA HOLDEN'S WORK
GIVEN TOMORROW IN AMSTERDAM
Liesbeth Grotenhuis, who is curator of the Gas Unie art commission, will give a lecture on the art of Lisa Holden tomorrow on Wednesday, September 27th at 7:30 pm at the Galerie Metis_NL, Lijnbaansgracht 316, Amsterdam, Nederlands. Holden is represented in the U.S. by Vintage Works, Ltd. She is a contemporary artist who works with photo-based paintings, which in some instances are then re-photographed. Examples of her work and information on the artist can be found on the I Photo Central website at: http://www.iphotocentral.com/showcase/showcase_view.php/81/1/0 .
The catalogue 'Versluierde Spiegels/Elusive Eye', which is composed of 60 color pages with a text in Dutch and English by Liesbeth Grotenhuis, which accompanied Holden's solo show at Gas Unie last winter, will be available at the lecture.
INTERESTING AND RARE TOM THUMB ITEM
A very rare brass locket with 12 accordion images of the Tom Thumb wedding has just been put up on I Photo Central by dealer Charles Schwartz Ltd. Thirty-three-inch tall Tom Thumb was the most popular person in the world during his lifetime, and his 1863 wedding to Lavinia Warren, documented in this locket, was the apogee of Thumb-mania (circus impresario P.T. Barnum sold tickets to the reception at $75 each, a huge amount at that time). This extremely rare locket features six individual brass frames that fold out to reveal 12 tiny albumen prints. As all are related to the wedding, this keepsake may have been intended as a gift to the wedding party or other select participants. The locket is in good condition with loose clasp. The cover of the locket is embellished (along with raised faux buckles and charming filigree) with the words "Somebody's Luggage"--the latter most likely referencing an 1862 Charles Dickens' story of the same name. To see this special item, go to http://www.iphotocentral.com/search/detail.php/32/%22tom+thumb%22/0/9804/3 .