Mark Ryden’s Sweet Costumes and Sets for ABT’s “Whipped Cream”

The American Ballet Theater presented the world premiere of its newest ballet, Whipped Cream, about a boy who consumes too many sweets and hallucinates about sugary treats, just last night. Choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky, scored for ballet by Richard Strauss (who also concocted the original libretto), the show features sets and costumes by Pop-surrealist artist Mark Ryden. (more…)

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13 Edward Hopper Paintings Are Recreated As Sets For Indie Film ‘Shirley – Visions of Reality.’

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above left: original paintings by Edward Hopper and above right, the set designs for Shirley – Visions of Reality.

Director Gustav Deutsch brings 13 Hopper paintings to life in his film, Shirley – Visions of Reality, the story of a woman whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations lets us observe an era in American history. (more…)

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