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The City Of Our Lady Queen Of The Angels A Celebrational Environment Introduction By Clare Boothe Luce With An Original "Saeta" In Verse By Ray Bradbury

Tony Duquette ( With Original Poem By Ray Bradbury)

Published by Anthony & Elizabeth Duquette Foundation, Los Angeles, 1980
Condition: Fine Soft cover
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"World Renowned Los Angeles Artist Created The Bicentennial Celebrationall Environment, Entitled The City Of Our Lady Queen Of The Angels And Exhibited At The California State Museum Of Science And Industry At Exposition Park." Inscribed To California Artist Hal Cunningham, Who Supplied Much Material For Duquette, "For Hal An Artist Who Understands! With Grateful Thanks. Tony Duquette." Fine. Unpaginated. Near New, Faint Small Bump To Upper Tip. Tony Duquette (1914 ? 1999) Was An American Artist. After Graduating From Chouinard, He Began Working In Advertising, Creating Special Environments For The Latest Seasonal Fashions. He Also Began To Free-Lance For Designers. In The Early 1940S, Duquette's Parents And Siblings Moved Permanently To Los Angeles, Where Duquette Had Been Living Since 1935, And Where He Became Friends With Horace Okey. Duquette Was Discovered By Designer And Socialite Elsie De Wolfe. Through The Patronage Of De Wolfe And Her Husband Sir Charles Mendl, Duquette Established Himself As One Of The Leading Designers In Los Angeles. He Worked Increasingly For Films, Including Many Metro Goldwyn Mayer Productions Under The Auspices Of Producer Arthur Freed And Director Vincente Minnelli. Duquette Designed Costumes And Settings For The Movies, Interiors For Mary Pickford And Buddy Rogers, Jewelry And Special Furnishings For Lady Mendl, As Well As Numerous Night Clubs And Public Places. He Served In The United States Army For Four Years During The Second World War And Received An Honorable Discharge. He Presented His First Exhibition At The Mitch Liesen Gallery In Los Angeles And Shortly Thereafter Was Asked To Present His Works At The Pavilion De Marsan Of The Louvre Museum, Paris. Duquette Was The First American Artist To Have A One-Man Show At The Louvre. Returning From A Year In France, Where He Received Design Commissions From The Duke And Duchess Of Windsor And The Alsatian Industrialist Commandant Paul Louis Weiller, Duquette Held A One-Man Showing Of His Works At The Los Angeles County Museum Of Art. There Followed Other One-Man Exhibitions Of Duquette's Works, Including At The M. H. De Young Museum And Palace Of The Legion Of Honor In San Francisco, The California Museum Of Science And Industry And Municipal Art Gallery In Los Angeles, The El Paso Museum Of Art, The Santa Barbara Museum Of Art, The Museum Of The City Of New York, As Well As One-Man Exhibitions In Dallas, Chicago, Rio De Janeiro And Phoenix, Arizona. Duquette Created Interiors For Doris Duke, Norton Simon, And J. Paul Getty, A Castle In Ireland For Elizabeth Arden And A Penthouse In The Hawaiian Islands. He Also Designed Interiors For Commercial And Public Spaces Like The Hilton Hawaiian Village, Sheraton Universal Hotel, And Sculptures And Tapestries For The Ritz Carlton Hotel In Chicago As Well As The Los Angeles Music Center And The University Of California At Los Angeles. Designs For Film And Theatre Include Yolanda And The Thief, Lovely To Look At, Kismet, And Ziegfeld Follies For Mgm, As Well As Jest Of Cards, Beauty And The Beast, And Danses Concertantes For The San Francisco Ballet. Operas For Which Duquette Designed Both Costumes And Settings Include Der Rosenkavelier, The Magic Flute, And Salome. His Designs For The Original Broadway Production Of Camelot Won Duquette The Tony Award For Best Costume Design. His Monumental Work Of Environmental Art Our Lady Queen Of The Angels Was Created As A Gift To The People Of Los Angeles. This Hugely Successful Multi-Sensorial Exhibit Was Seen By Hundreds Of Thousands Of Visitors Over A Three-Year Period At The California State Museum Of Science And Industry At Exposition Park. Bookseller Inventory # 037536

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Title: The City Of Our Lady Queen Of The Angels A ...

Publisher: Anthony & Elizabeth Duquette Foundation, Los Angeles

Publication Date: 1980

Binding: Decorated Wrappers

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket

Signed: Inscribed by Tony Duquette on

Edition: First Edition

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