Revolutionary Fervour - An Exhibition of Vintage Original Chinese Propaganda Postersby
22 January - 7 February, 2015
Cocktail Opening Venue: Picture This Gallery, Suite 1308, 13th Floor, 9 Queen's Road Central Date: Thursday, 22 January 2015 Time: 6pm - 8:30pm This exhibition for sale showcases vintage and original propaganda posters published by the Chinese government from the 1950s to 1990s. Propaganda posters were a critical and central tool used by the Chinese authorities in the second half of the 20th century to distribute messages, mobilise support and influence and guide the masses. The posters are most closely associated with the period of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1966 to 1976) though they were widely used both before and after this period. Our exhibition includes posters from the mid 1950â€™s right through to the mid 1990â€™s, running the full gambit of political & social messages and campaigns all aimed to provide a simple and effective method to influence and control the People. *Please note that all posters are immediately available for sale - please enquire if interested*
A Beautiful World - Photographs by Slim Aaronsby
4 - 21 March, 2015
This exhibition for sale showcases the works of American photographer Slim Aarons (1916 - 2006), best known for his work photographing the American aristocracy and celebrities of Hollywood. Aarons enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 and became a combat photographer during the Second World War. Aarons returned to America after the war finished and, having witnessed the grim reality of conflict, decided to concentrate on photographing the colourful, sun-dazed glamour of celebrities, jetsetters, and socialites. Aaronsâ€™ work is admired for his brilliant use of natural light and innate understanding of great composition. His work has been included in numerous publications worldwide including Town and Country, Holiday, Vogue and LIFE.
by Terry Oâ€™Neill
24 April - 16 May, 2015
Terry Oâ€™Neill is one of the leading British photographers of the last 50 years. He pioneered reportage photography of the emerging 1960â€™s rock bands such as The Beatles and The Rolling Stones and after moving to the US became the photographer of choice for several generations of Hollywood stars. ICONS is Oâ€™Neillâ€™s first photography exhibition in Hong Kong - a showcase of 25 of his best known and most iconic photographs, including such legendary stars as Brigitte Bardot, Frank Sinatra, David Bowie, Elton John and Paul Newman. All photographs in this exhibition are limited edition prints, numbered and signed by Terry Oâ€™ Neill.
Travelling Through Asia: An exhibition of vintage posters, luggage labels and ephemera from 1910 to the 1960sby
9 - 27 June, 2015
Discover Asia through the eyes of travellers of a bygone era at Picture Thisâ€™ carefully curated exhibition from travel-related advertising dating from 1910 to the 1960s. This exhibition for sale is a celebration of uncommon, important and beautiful Asian travel advertisements in the form of promotional posters, hotel and airline luggage labels, pictorial maps and travel memorabilia from destinations including Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, The Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, China and of course, Hong Kong. Highlights of this exhibition include an early 1920s lithographic poster issued by the New Zealand Government and printed in Wellington, inviting tourists with scenes of an indigenous Maori family going about their daily lives and welcoming visitors with warm and heartfelt smiles. A series of attractive pictorial maps of the Far East endorsed by companies such as BOAC, Philippine Airlines and Messageries Maritimes is another feature of this exhibition not to be missed. The â€œTravelling Through Asiaâ€ exhibition also brings together more than forty alluringly-designed luggage labels issued by The Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels (and designed by notable hotel label artist Dan Sweeney), Cathay Pacific, Raffles Singapore, The Strand Rangoon and the Taj Mahal Bombay, amongst many others. PLEASE NOTE that all items in the exhibition are immediately available for sale - please contact us to enquire or purchase.
Patterns of Living - a Hong Kong photography exhibition
by David Elliott / Stefan Irvine & JÃ¶rg Dietrich / Eleanor McColl / Harold de Puymorin
26 August - 5 September, 2015
For Hong Kong residents, dense high rise living and working is the standard and accepted lifestyle. The city literally rises up from the harbour and we crane our necks to look up towards the sky to the summit of our living spaces. Hong Kong is the archetypal high rise city, it defines the very concept of the skyscraper environment - this is our Pattern of Living. For this exhibition, Picture This has invited four Hong Kong resident photographers to explore the skyscraper environment. Their interpretations are very different, but each captures and articulates the essential density of the city, allowing us a novel view of our surroundings - from Harold de Puymorin's tilt-shift miniaturisation to Eleanor McColl's pop-art cutouts, from the precision of Stefan Irvine's strip Tong Laus to David Elliott's metronomic grid-like warehouses. This is our eternally fascinating city, familiar yet always surprising - this is our Hong Kong.