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Souza’s Painting Catalogue Set to Launch at the ‘International Aspire Auction’

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~The Legendary Portrait of Martim Afonso up for the public auction from February 8-16, 2019~

In a big Goa mansion, F.N. Souza began a series of his paintings that captured his life and emotions; unknown to everyone that they would garner world fame one day. Today, many own his avant-garde paintings and are yet waiting for the rarest one to go under the hammer, the time has arrived now.

The famous Aspire Auction in Cleveland, Ohio, USA is scheduled with an exciting and rare set of Souza’s pieces. From February 6, the ‘Portrait of Martim Afonso’, 1965, Acrylic on canvas will be up for public auction.

In addition, the other paintings that will be up for private sale on Aspire Auction are ‘My alter ego’ and ‘When you are old’, the portrait of ‘Village mother and child’, ‘European Cityscape’ and ‘Townscape of Croatia’ are amongst the numerous thousands work that Souza produced in Goa at the Ancestral De Souza Mansion’s as well as his home in London.

According to the F.N. Souza International Fine Art foundation and family trust Inc. who has released these portraits for public and private auction, the portrait of ‘Martim Afonso’ holds great value for F.N. Souza and his family, as it represents Souza’s affinity for Goan and Portuguese culture and history. In addition, F.N. Souza is a descendant of Portuguese Nobleman Martim Afonso De Souza.

All the pieces placed for the February auction comes with a specific authenticity certificate which is signed and notarized by F.N. Souza during his last family vacations in Goa and Karwar, just a year before his passing.

In 2008, his painting ‘Birth’ (1955) set a world auction record for the most expensive Indian painting sold till then by selling for US$2.5 million (INR 11.3 crore) at a Christie’s auction. In 2015, the painting ‘Birth’ was resold at Christie’s in New York, fetching more than US$ 4 million.

The F.N. Souza famous masterpiece – ‘Honeymoon in Goa’ series are available at Cymroza Art Gallery, Mumbai. Don’t miss the big chance to own ones very own FN Souza painting.

SOURCE The F.N. Souza International Fine Art Foundation and Family Trust

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Will Bagley to Receive Western Writers of America’s Owen Wister Award

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Will Bagley, a journalist known for monumental nonfiction books about the Mormon West and overland trails, will receive the 2019 Owen Wister Award for Lifetime Contributions to Western Literature from Western Writers of America (WesternWriters.org).

Bagley will also be inducted into the Western Writers Hall of Fame, housed outside the McCracken Research Library at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyo.

“People either love or hate me,” said Bagley, who lives in Salt Lake City. “The Wister Award is an expression of affection from my WWA friends that is appreciated and humbling, for it calls to mind the words ‘I am not worthy!'”

The nonprofit guild’s highest honor will be presented during Western Writers of America’s convention June 19-22 in Tucson, Ariz.

Bagley is a three-time winner of WWA’s Spur Award for “Blood of the Prophets: Brigham Youngand the Massacre at Mountain Meadows”; “The Mormon Rebellion: America’s First Civil War, 1857-1858”; and “With Golden Visions Bright Before Them Trails to the Mining West, 1849–1852,” all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

Bagley has also received the Western Heritage Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and the Caroline Bancroft History Prize. His books have also been honored by Westerners International, Utah Division of State History, Wyoming State Historical Society and the John Whitmer Historical Association.

“Will is not just a tenacious researcher, he is a brilliant writer,” WWA executive director Candy Moulton said. “His ‘Blood of the Prophets’ is a classic – impeccably researched and written with precision.”

Bagley’s other books include “South Pass: Gateway to a Continent” and “So Rugged and Mountainous: Blazing the Trails to Oregon and California, 1812–1848,” both Spur Award finalists.

Since the early 1950s, Western Writers of America has honored and promoted all forms of literature about the American West. Previous Owen Wister honorees include Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday; historians David Dary and Robert M. Utley; and best-selling novelists Rudolfo Anaya, Elmore Leonard, Tony Hillerman and Lucia St. Clair Robson.

The Wister Award is a bronze statue of a buffalo created especially for Western Writers of America by artist Robert Duffie.

SOURCE: Western Writers of America

 

 

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“Artist in Hotel” Project B2F Elevator Hall Completed at Park Hotel Tokyo

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 Park Hotel Tokyo announced on February 19 that the elevator hall which was created as an extra production of the “Artist in Hotel” project is complete.

The “Artist in Hotel” project is Park Hotel Tokyo’s version of “Artist in Residence” programs, whereby Japanese artists stay at the hotel and paint on walls and ceilings in guest rooms based on the concept “beauty of Japan.” In 2017, the project was honored at the Japan Tourism Awards.

Artist OZ-Yamaguchi Keisuke, who worked on “Artist Room Kabuki” for the “Artist in Hotel” project, painted the second-basement floor elevator hall under the theme of “HAZAMA (interstitial space).” This means that the “spatial beauty” unique to Japan can now be enjoyed in the key space that welcomes guests to the hotel.

Park Hotel Tokyo General Manager Takayuki Suzuki said:

“The entrance connecting the mundane to ‘Infinite time and space amid cognizant Japanese beauty’ has been reborn. We invite guests to feast their eyes on the uniquely Japanese aesthetics of ‘HAZAMA’.”

Park Hotel Tokyo Art Project Manager Yoshitomo Fujikawa said:

“The completion of this art installation of the elevator hall is indeed befitting of an art hotel. We hope that all visitors will enjoy this.”

Park Hotel Tokyo hopes that more guests will enjoy the “beauty of Japan” through this new art work in the form of an elevator hall.

Park Hotel Tokyo, opened in 2003, is located on the 25th floor and above in the Shiodome Media Tower. The 25th floor has the lobby and reception desk besides restaurants and a bar. The city’s view can be enjoyed through the windows behind the reception desk. There are 270 guest rooms, located from the 26th to 34th floors. In 2013, Park Hotel Tokyo put forth a new concept, “Infinite time and space amid cognizant Japanese beauty.” In line with this, every room on the 31st floor is decorated and turned into Artist Rooms, based on the theme “Beauty of Japan.” To offer a memorable experience in various parts of the stay, Park Hotel Tokyo will continue to maximize the role of Japanese aesthetics and hospitality.

SOURCE: Park Hotel Tokyo

 

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Hollywood: Winners of 6th Annual MUAHS Awards

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The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) announced winners of its 6th Annual MUAHS Awards in 21 categories of film, television, commercials and live theater, during a formal gala at the Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live Downtown on Saturday night, February 16, 2019.

Winners in the Feature Motion Pictures categories include A Star is BornVice, Crazy Rich Asians and Mary Queen of ScotsTelevision winners included The Marvelous Mrs. MaiselAmerican Horror Story: Apocalypse, Westworld and Dancing with the Stars. For the categories of Motion Picture Made for Television, winners include King Lear, Cocaine Godmother and Jesus Christ Superstar: Live and in Concert.

Winners in the Daytime Television category were awarded to The Young and The Restless. A Series of Unfortunate Events wins Best Children/Teen Program. Theatrical honors were bestowed upon Aladdin and The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Rocky Horror. The Commercial/Music Video Award was presented to American Horror Story: Apocalypse- Promotional Campaign. 

The awards took place before an audience of more than 900, including guild members, industry executives and press. Actress/comedienne Loni Love (The Real) returning to charm as host for the fourth year in a row. Julie Socashnewly installed President, and Randy Sayer, Business Representative, presided over the awards ceremony. Returning again as producer of this year’s MUAHS Awards (#MUAHSawards) was Erick Weiss of Honeysweet Creative.

TV personality, actor and singer Frankie J. Grande returned as star host of the “Live From the Red Carpet,” presented by HASK® Beauty, livestreaming on Amazon.com/live and on local706.org/live-red-carpet  from LA Live’s Novo Theater. “Live From the Red Carpet” was co-produced by IngleDodd Media and Honeysweet Creative.

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Academy Award®-nominated and two-time Primetime Emmy®-winning actress, received the prestigious MUAHS Distinguished Artisan Award, celebrating her prolific acting career and the plethora of characters she embraces. McCarthy is the first female artist to receive this award, presented by hair stylist Linda Flowers, collaborator on McCarthy’s numerous characters for many years. A wonderful clip reel was presented, spotlightingthe prestigious spectrum of McCarthy’s extraordinary award-winning film work including Bridesmaids, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, This is 40, The Hangover Part III and Ghostbusters, among many others. Her award-winning television credits include Gilmore Girls, and Mike & Molly, for which she won an Emmy®.

Sue Cabral-Ebertoutgoing Local 706 President and award-winning makeup artist, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award for Makeup by longtime friend and actress Linda Gray (Dallas). Legendary Emmy-winning hair stylist Robert Louis Stevenson received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Hair Styling from Margaret Avery, his hair stylist on The Color Purple and The Jacksons: An American Dream.

Another highlight of the evening was the moving In Memoriam, performed by long time MUAHS member Angie WellsThe spirited MUAHS After Party took place following the Awards ceremony featured a special appearance with celebrity DJ Bootie Mashup, courtesy of M.A.C. Cosmetics, catered by Wolfgang Puck.

Additional presenters for this year’s awards included Vivica A. Fox (Kill Bill), Amber Stevens West(Happy Together), Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Christine Devine (Fox 11 News LA), John Brotherton (Fuller House), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless), Jake Busey (Stranger Things), Leslie Grossman (American Horror Story), Liam McIntyre (Spartacus: Blood and Sand), MacKenzie Ziegler (Dancing With the Stars: Juniors), Nicollette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives), Margaret Avery (Being Mary Jane), Retta (Good Girls), Shangela (A Star is Born), among others.

WINNERS FOR OUTSTANDING MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS: 
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CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP
        A STAR IS BORN 
               Ve NeillDebbie ZollerSarah Tanno

CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING 
        CRAZY RICH ASIANS
                Heike MerkerSophia Knight

PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP
        VICE
                Kate BiscoeAnn Pala, Williams, Jamie Kelman

PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING
        MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS
                Jenny ShircoreMarc Pilcher

SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS
        VICE
                Greg CannomChristopher Gallaher

WINNERS FOR OUTSTANDING MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS: TELEVISION

SERIES, MINI OR NEW MEDIA – BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP 
        AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE
                Eryn Krueger MekashKim AyersSilvina Knight

SERIES, MINI OR NEW MEDIA – BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING
        DANCING WITH THE STARS
                Gail Ryan, Brittany SpauldingJani Kleinbard

SERIES, MINI OR NEW MEDIA – BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKE-UP
        THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
                Patricia ReganClaus LullaJoseph A. Campayno

SERIES, MINI OR NEW MEDIA – BEST PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIR STYLING
        THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
                Jerry DeCarloJon JordanPeg Schierholz

SERIES, MINI OR NEW MEDIA – BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS
        WESTWORLD
                Justin RaleighKevin KirkpatrickThomas Floutz

MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR SPECIAL – BEST CONTEMPORARY MAKE-UP  
        KING LEAR
                Naomi DonneSara Kramer

MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR SPECIAL – BEST CONTEMPORARY HAIR STYLING
        JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT
                
Charles LapointeKevin Maybee 

MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR SPECIAL – BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS
        COCAINE GODMOTHER
                
Trefor ProudVicki Syskakis

DAYTIME – BEST MAKE-UP
        THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
                
Patricia Denney, Marlene MasonKathy Jones

DAYTIME – BEST HAIR STYLING
        THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
                Regina Rodriguez, Adriana LucioVanessa Bragdon

CHILDREN AND TEEN – BEST MAKE-UP
        A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
                
Rita CiccozziKrista SellerBill Terezakis

CHILDREN AND TEEN – BEST HAIR STYLING 
        A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS
                
Julie McHaffieDianne Holme

COMMERCIALS & MUSIC VIDEOS – BEST MAKE-UP
        
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE “PROMO”
                Kerry HertaJason CollinsCristina Waltz

COMMERCIALS & MUSIC VIDEOS – BEST HAIR STYLING
        
AMERICAN HORROR STORY: APOCALYPSE “PROMO”
                Joe Matke, Fernando Santaella-Navarro

WINNERS FOR OUTSTANDING MAKE-UP ARTISTS AND HAIR STYLISTS: THEATER

THEATRICAL PRODUCTION – BEST MAKE-UP
        THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF ROCKY HORROR
                
Michael JohnstonTyson FontaineLauren Lillien

THEATRICAL PRODUCTION – BEST HAIR STYLING
        
ALADDIN
                Debra ParrMichele Arvizo, Chanthy Tach

The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Awards is proud to be sponsored by Diamond Level: HASK Beauty; Ruby Level: M.A.C. Cosmetics; Sapphire Level: E.I. School of Professional Makeup, Japonesque Beauty, Nigel Beauty, Schwarzkopf Professional; Premier Level: Focus Features, RCMA Makeup; Double Platinum Level: 20th Century Fox; Platinum Level: Annapurna Pictures, IATSE Local 798 Makeup Artists & Hair Stylists, Netflix; Gold Level: 20th Century Fox TVHBO, Warner Bros. Pictures; Silver Level: Ardell Professional, Boxy Girl®, Brush Off, Cinema Makeup School, CROC USA, I.A.T.S.E., Kryolan, Make-up Designory, Premiere Products, Inc., Skindinavia, Skin Illustrator, The Criterion Group, The Hollywood Museum; Gift Bag Sponsors:Hempz, Lime Crime, Moroccan Magic, Qosmedix, Royal & Langnickel, Senna Cosmetics;  VIP Transportation Sponsor: BLS Limo; Media Sponsors: The Hollywood Reporter, Variety and SHOOT.

 

SOURCE: Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706)

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