Afin d'annoncer l'événement et pour dès maintenant, apublic avant la mise en place des premières expositions itinérantes, nous avons décidé d'exposer une à deux œuvres de chaque artiste, à Los Angeles, en avant-première, à la galee BOA,8459 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069.
Ces œuvres exposées seronbien sur proposées à la vente.
The most extraordinary collection of its kind in the past fifty years."
- Christie's of London
Frank Worth was a friend and confidant to Hollywood's elite. His personal relationship and loyalty to the stars kept him from publishing his images.
Following his death in Los Angeles in 2000, relatives of Frank Worth found a treasure trove of incredible photos capturing screen legends such as Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jayne Mansfield, Elizabeth Taylor and many more.
Each museum quality print is numbered, signed or embossed with the "chop" of the artist's estate and accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
FRANK SINATRA AND HIS THUNDERBIRD MARILYN MONROE
JAMES DEAN AND HIS PORSCHE
MARILYN MONROE AND SAMMY DAVIS JR
DONALD O'CONNOR AND DEBBIE REYNOLDS
FRANK SINATRA IN TRAILER PARK
Born in La Sarre, Quebec in 1956, Alain Lévesque was trained in graphic arts at the Université du Québec in Montreal in the 1980s. Launching his career in graphic arts and design, he won the Montreal World Film Festival poster design competition for five years.
During that same period Alain created stunning posters for the Americas Cycling Grand Prix and for the exhibit The 1920s: Age of Metropolis at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. His art has been published in leading reference works including the Zurich-based Graphis Poster.
Levesque’s fascination with automobiles began in 1988 after exposure to vehicles from the 1920s and 1930s, whose forms inspired him. Up to 1999, he worked in acrylic and gouache, but then started painting with oils, in much larger sizes.
The unmistakable style of Alain Lévesque is a conscious revival of several European art movements from the early 20th century such as Cubism, Italian Futurism and Bauhaus. From these influences he has developed a distinctive, abstract interpretation of cars that is unique in automotive art.
"That my work appears as a total abstraction does not bother me, as long as it is able to communicate an idea. The automobile becomes a pretext to create. My goal is to convey the essence of the automobile, not to illustrate it."
Since 1995, Alain has been a regular guest at the Meadow Brook Concours d'Elegance in Michigan, where he has won numerous numerous trophies and awards. In 2001, he was chosen to create the trademark image for this event, held at the DaimlerChrysler Tech Center. In 1997 he exhibited at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance as a guest of the Automotive Fine Arts Society, becoming a member for two years.
Lévesque's work has been featured internationally in car enthusiast magazines, including the British Octane and Classic and Sports Car, the French Automobile Classique and Le Monde de l'Auto, and the American Automobile Quarterly and Auto Aficionado. Collectors include Jerry Seinfeld and Pink Floyd's Nick Mason.
Exhibits: New York Concours d'Elegance, New York, 2005 L'Art et l'Automobile Gallery, New York, 2000 Galerie Montcalm, Hull, Quebec, 1999 Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany, 1998 Rétromobile, Paris, France, 1998 Pebble Beach, Carmel, California, 1997
Special Projects: Brand image for Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale, 2003-2004 Brand image for Meadow Brook Hall, Detroit, 2001 Brand image for Automobile Club de Monaco, 2000 Collaboration on Twelve for 2000, General Motors, Detroit, 2000 Artwork for Porsche Parade, Porsche Club of North America,1999 Artwork for Delage Club, Paris, France, 1998