Olivia “Cheesecake Chronicles” Exhibition Invitation (2000)
pinup art by Olivia De Berardinis
You can follow the progress of Olivia’s latest works at her weblog.
Dita von Teese shows are magical.
Last year, my husband Jordan took me to see her perform at the Roxy for my birthday, and I had one of the most fun nights of my life. So when he bought us tickets again to go see her over the weekend, I was thrilled…but also skeptical. Could it possibly be as much fun as it was the first time?
The answer turned out to be no. It wasn’t as much fun; it was Way More Fun.
The Annual Marc Jacobs Holiday Party “The Red and Gold Masked Ball”
The Pierre Hotel, NYC, USA
December 14, 2004
Photos: © Michael Loccisano / Patrick McMullan
Details & Extras: One of Olivia De Berardinis‘ pin-up works, “The Night They Invented Champagne” seems to be inspired by a candid taken in 2004. I was browsing performance sets and recognised it immediately.
“American Geisha” New York City OLIVIA: One Women Exhibition
Artwork: Olivia De Berardinis
Details & Extras: A postcard promoting a 2003 Olivia De Berardinis exhibition. Glicee prints of this piece (“Ali Baba” Limited Edition) are available through eolivia.com. The special discount code for prints is still available via dita.net.
Shipping address stickers are visible on the back of the postcard. I’ve erased the details to protect the original owner’s identity.
Dita.net’s May 2010 newsletter just went out:
The legendary pin up artist Olivia has designed two new Dita tee shirts which are available directly from Dita’s website. There are two different designs. The deep v-neck tee shirt (left) is printed on both the front and the back – the image on the left is on the front of the tee shirt and the image on the right is on the back. The crew neck (not pictured) is the image on the right printed just on the front. See them at Dita’s online store now…
Gorgeous! I want one of each!
(via bettie page blog)
“For me and for many women (and a few men) I know, our discovery of Bettie Page during our adolescence shaped our beauty aesthetic, as the black-banged beauty was our first introduction to the world of corsetry, sky high heels, and other important elements of our sometimes painful personal style. Over the years my tastes (and cup size) have evolved, but it’s been joy to watch Bettie rise from counterculture cutie to full blown legend. After the nationwide success of my Golden Gals Gone Wild show which featured erotic art based on the Golden Girls and was featured on everything from NPR to National Enquirer, I knew I needed a follow up with some serious knockout appeal.
I’m thrilled to present Bettie Page: Heaven Bound which opens with a gala opening reception Saturday, May 2nd at the World of Wonder gallery in Hollywood and runs until May 29th.
The show features over 20 years of Bettie-inspired work including stunning new watercolor images by the queen of pin-up Olivia (who I still can’t believe I had the opportunity to pose for let alone work so closely with on the dream project) as well as Bunny Yeager who shot many of Bettie’s most iconic images; Austin Young who shot beautiful images of myself and of celebs including Perez Hilton, Cassandra Peterson aka Elvira, and Jane Weidlin from the GoGo’s as Bettie; Colin Christian who just completely blows my mind; and a slew of other artists I’m so proud to present. Since Bettie wasn’t a traditional gal and neither am I, the opening night reception will feature a spanking machine complete with costumed cuties dressed as Nurse Betties to help you after your turn on our weapon of ass destruction, a photobooth by PoliteinPublic.com, celebrity guests such as Dita who will be attending but not performing, as well as Bettie’s actual high heels on display and other exciting surprises. Hope to see you all there.” – Lenora Claire, boingboing.net
There are many more Dita photos from the opening night here, including spanking machine naughtiness! In the second last picture here, Dita is pictured with Olivia De Berardinis, Lenora Claire and Ava Garter. Dita has posed for Olivia, also.