Art and Commerce
When one is rubbing elbows with Picassos, Rodins and the celebrated works of a galaxy of modern artists, only museum-quality finery will do. Think ultrafemme dresses and suits, netting, lace and beaucoup bijoux.
Artist: Mel Ramos
Titles, from left: Caramia Caramello, 2007; Hav-a-Havana #13, lost painting of 1965 #44, 2004
Location: Galerie Rive Gauche, Paris
Hair by Christiaan using Oribe Hair Care; Makeup by Peter Philips/Chanel; Manicures in New York by Deborah Lippmann/Lippmann Collection; Manicures in Paris by Huberte/Marie-France thavonekham. Models: Raquel Zimmermann/DNA and Freja Beha Erichsen/IMG. Production in New York by Atlas Productions; Production in Paris by Julia Weber at Made in Germany; Lighting technician: Jodokus Driessen; digital technician: Manoodh Matadin. Photography assistants: Shoji Kuzumi, edward boutinard and Marc Kroop. Fashion assistants: Kathryn Typaldos and Katie Casamassimo.
Hand lettering by Eric Pryor.
Special thanks to Alain Seban of the Centre Pompidou, and Margaret Doyle of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.