Helmut Newton Dies in Car Crash
Noted fashion photographer Helmut Newton was reported to have apparently lost control of his Cadillac while leaving the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood, CA and crashed into a wall across the street, according to a police spokesperson. Newton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he died a short time later.
Gitterman Gallery Opens with Inaugural Exhibit on Jean Morel
Tom Gitterman has announced that his first exhibition, "Jean Moral", opens Tuesday, February 10th from 6 to 8 pm at his new gallery at 170 East 75th St., New York, NY. The exhibition will run from February 10 to April 10. The gallery's phone number is 212-734-0868.
Sotheby's Refinances Existing Credit Agreement, Which Was about to Run Out
Sotheby's has announced that it received a commitment to refinance its existing senior secured credit agreement with a new senior secured credit facility of up to $200 million. The refinancing will be led by GE Commercial Finance Corporate Lending, which has made a commitment of $100 million under the facility and will seek to syndicate the balance with other financial institutions. The lenders under Sotheby's existing credit agreement have extended the maturity of this agreement for one month to allow completion of the new facility, and the commitment is subject to customary closing conditions. The new commitment is for a three-year term.
Dag Society Members John Delph and Marion Rinhart Pass Away
In the last Daguerreian Society Newsletter, it was reported that collector/dealer John Delph died this past July at his home in Seattle surrounded by his family. At 61, Delph had been very active in the organization, having served on its board of directors.
The newsletter also reported on the passing of long-time historian and author Marion Rinhart at age 87 on November 17, 2003. Along with her husband Floyd (who passed away in 1996), Rinhart co-authored American Daguerreian Art, American Miniature Case Art, America's Affluent Age and the classic American Daguerreotype. She is survived by her son George.