Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Harper Haute Couture

A few months back the french fashion house Celine unveiled a spring line of resort wear featuring Charley Harper images.

There are some really stunning pieces in the collection which includes everything from T-shirts and bikinis to sequined formal wear as well as Celine's famous line of shoes and handbags. There are only three Celine boutiques in the states, but you can request information about the line at their website

"Flamingoes" 1958

Harper Tote

Charley Harper Clutch
with Harper "Starlings" motif

Celine Harper Pumps
with "Skipping School" motif

Flamingo Beachbag

Lost Harpers Rediscovered

Not long ago we were informed of a lost trove of Charley Harper original paintings commissioned for the Ford Times and Lincoln Mercury Times Magazines. These lost paintings include many of Charley's beloved bird series among many other beautiful works. No one knew the whereabouts of any of the bird or fish originals for Charley's Ford times silkscreen prints. In many instance no one knew that original paintings of some of these were ever made! The discovery of these paintings came as a surprise even to Charley's son Brett. "I felt like I was opening a buried treasure chest that had been locked up for more than 35 years."

The Estate and Studio have already respectfully declined several immediate offers for portions of the priceless collection. Brett believes that as the market begins to understand what the collage originals of birds, fish, and travel series represent—the rarest of the rare—collectors will be stunned.

Brett will be on hand to personally introduce this new collection at an opening at Fabulous Frames and Art, one of our longest standing retailers, from 11 am-5 pm Saturday, July 11th. This local show will run from July 11th through August 8th. From there we hope the collection will continue to travel the country in a series of exhibitions in various cities yet to be determined.

For more information on the collection, contact the studio at 513-522-0545 or by e-mail at

Show opening July 11 11am-5pm
Show Runs July 11-August 8
Fabulous Frames and Art
10817 Montgomery rd
Cincinnati, OH 45231

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Four New Lithographs

Introducing four previously unreleased Charley Harper images...

Pot BellyPot Belly

Homeward BoundHomeward Bound

Neck and NeckNeck and Neck


These easy to frame, smaller prints range from $25 to $50 and make excellent gifts for Art lovers and Harper fans. Stop by the website for more info!