|London – Phillips de Pury & Company launched the exhibition of Annie Leibovitz The Master Set Part I, composed of approximately 200 iconic images created during Leibovitz’ prolific career.
Instrumental the establishment of the Master Set is Phillips de Pury & Company Chairman Simon de Pury and Phillips de Pury & Company Worldwide Director of Photographs, Charlie Scheips.
The first group of 24 master prints was presented at Phillips de Pury & Company London on October 23, 2008. Each large-format master print will be made available in an edition of 7.
The initial group within the Annie Leibovitz Master Set includes portraits of legendary icons such as John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Patti Smith, Susan Sontag, Mick Jagger, Queen Elizabeth II, Cindy Crawford, Louise Bourgeois and Mikhail Baryshnikov, among others.
The inaugural Annie Leibovitz Master Set exhibition coincides with Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990-2005 at the prestigious National Portrait Gallery in London. Her latest book, Annie Leibovitz: At Work, will be launched to coincide with the exhibition.
|Down in Memphis — They’re still recovering from the 15th annual Blues Ball, a “Hallelujah Homecoming” dedicated to Isaac Hayes, Honorary Chairman and headliner for 14 years.
The Blues Ball/Memphis Charitable Foundation supports numerous charities as well as providing funding for Memphis Musicians including insurance support and Memphis area music scholarships.
|They take over two city blocks of downtown Memphis, fence them in with a six foot fence, surrounding the Gibson Guitar Factory and two of Mephis’ newest clubs – Morgan Freeman’s Ground Zero and the Red Rooster Bar.
Founder and General Chairman is the indefatigable Pat Kerr Tigrett. Among the Honorary Committee: Priscilla Presley, Dan Aykroyd, Isaac Hayes, “Sam the Sham” Samudio, Jerry Lee Lewis. And they have a good ole time, as you see.
|Over in Chicago — The Guild of the Chicago Botanic Garden held its Tenth Annual Harvest Ball on the beautiful, late summer grounds of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Over 630 guests attended, raising nearly $400,000 for the Children's Growing Garden, a 5,000 square-foot interactive learning space at the Chicago Botanic Garden. The event also honored the founding co- presidents of the Guild, Susan Canmann of Winnetka and John Fornengo of Chicago for their leadership.
The Harvest Ball was co-chaired by Guild members Elizabeth Holt, Jennifer Keenan and Kathryn Mangel. Among the guests: Liz Holt, Riley O’Neil, Sophia and Jon Siskel, Bill and Vicki Hood, Janet and William Ryan, Jay Owen, Kimberly Burt, Susu Block.
|Down in Palm Beach — Witches and Pirates, Pumpkins and Bats ... That’s the crowd that showed up at chic little Club Colette on Thursday, Halloween Eve. All gathered at the request of Eles Gillet to celebrate the birthday of beau Jimmy Kaufman.
The table was decorated by a large, triple faced jack-o-lantern with beautiful orange roses; Winter gourds; candy corn and party hats. Eles served one of her favorite October menus which included: Curry Apple Soup with Cheddar Cheese Straws; Dover Sole and Tenderloin of Veal with Bordelaise Sauce; Mushroom Risotto and Timbale of Carrot and Sautéed Baby Spinach Leaves.
|The table decorated by a large, triple faced jack-o-lantern with orange roses.|
|A Halloween Themed Cake was presented to the birthday boy and his favorite dessert, Profiteroles with Vanilla Gelato with Hot Fudge Sauce Drizzled everywhere! Birthday Guests included: Ann Downey, Jimmy Clark, Richard Horowitz and Diana Downs, Allan and Maggie Scherer, Bill Diamond and Regine Traulsen Diamond, John and Liz Schuler, Billy and Ann Hamilton, and Rodney and Peggy Dillard.|
|Photographs by Lucien Capehart (Kaufman)|