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Erté

(ĕrtā`), 1892–1990, French designer and illustrator, b. St. Petersburg as Romain de Tirtoff. He moved to France and worked for a time sketching for Paul Poiret and designing opera and theater costumes. Between 1914 and the 1930s he created many magazine covers for Harper's Bazaar. In the United States he worked for Flo Ziegfeld and designed costumes for the film Ben Hur (1959). Influenced by Indian miniatures, his designs, illustrations, and drawings were sophisticated and highly stylized.
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There were script problems, so Erte was given other assignments to keep him busy.
Lance Evans spent years as a fine art master printer for artists such as Erte and Thomas McKnight.
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Trainer Wilf Storey provided the biggest-priced winner on the night, courtesy of Erte, who short-headed Sharaab, winner of the race last year, in the 2m handicap.
Published in the 1980s, a period when I interviewed Erte for The Birmingham Post at the time he was working on the Richard Strauss opera Der Rosenkavalier at Glyndebourne, The Seven Deadly Sins (of-fered by Sotheran's as a complete portfolio set of seven images for pounds 6000).
The artful contortions of one, hanging by one hand and a knee from two suspended rings, possess an incomprehensible rectilinearity, as if she were competing for a position in that Erte alphabet of which Roland Barthes once wrote.
The Art Deco designs of Erte were consulted, as was a thirties Harlem dance contest film.
com)-- In honor of its 40th anniversary, America's premiere gallery of fine art, Martin Lawrence Galleries, will debut a rarified art collection that includes signifcant historical works by Basquiat, Calder, Chagall, Dali, Erte, Francis, Haring, Lichtenstein, Magritte, Miro, Picasso, Renoir, Warhol and others as well as the latest works by contemporary masters Bertho, Deyber, Fressinier, Hallam, Hofmann, Kondakova, Kostabi, Lalonde, Mas, Muniz and Nicholls.
Frest is an industry veteran, who started his career working with renowned Russian artist Erte, helping creating the Erte Luminaries program.
Some new Erte inspired cross stitch kits by Coats, being launched at the end of the month, will appeal to the vintage fashion lover who wants a bit of a challenge.
Erte (aka Romain de Tirtoff) was a languid hermaphrodite, whose drawings fetch a small fortune these days.