Stephen Webster In Store Events
Duffy Photo Exhibition • Art of Tasting with Mark Hix
Stephen Webster Store & Lounge
202 North Rodeo Drive • Beverly Hills, CA 90210 • (310) 246-9500
Park at Two Rodeo, enter on Dayton Way
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Stephen Webster is honored to host a never-before-seen exhibition of prints by renowned UK photographer Duffy and an exclusive 'Art of Tasting' event with celebrated British chef Mark Hix.
A private cocktail reception on May 2nd will showcase Duffy’s iconic images of David Bowie, and feature hors d’ouevres created by award-winning chef and food writer Mark Hix, who joins us from the UK specifically for this event.
Approximately thirty photographs by the Swinging 60’s photographer will remain on public display at the Stephen Webster Rodeo Drive boutique through the end of May 2011. These extremely limited prints will also be sold, both framed and unframed, for the very first time in the United States.
Brian Duffy was one of the most dynamic and inventive photographers of the 1960s. Together with Terence Donovan and David Bailey, he is recognized as one of the innovators of "documentary" fashion photography, a style that revolutionized the fashion industry. They dominated the London photographic scene, constantly pushing each other to new heights.
Duffy produced an extraordinary body of work spanning all photographic genres, from portraits to reportage to advertizing. However, after more than twenty years at the cutting edge, he vanished from the scene. Ever the anarchist, one afternoon in 1979 he began the destructive, yet cathartic procedure of burning his negatives. Fortunately, not all of them were destroyed, and now, after nearly three years of painstaking archival of the surviving images, Duffy's photographs will be shown and available for purchase.
About Mark Hix
Mark Hix was formally Chef Director of Caprice Holdings, overseeing The Ivy, Scott's, J. Sheekey and Le Caprice, four of London's most fashionable restaurants. In 2008, he opened Hix Oyster and Chop House in London ,and Hix Oyster and Fish House in Lyme Regis, Dorset. His latest restaurant, Hix, opened in London's Soho in October 2009 to rave reviews.
Mark's commendations include GQ Chef of the Year and Tatler Restaurateur of the Year 2009. He has written a regular weekly column for The Independent on Saturday magazine for the last 8 years, and more recently regular columns in Countrylife, Fork and Marshwood Vale. His books include British Regional Food, the winner of both a Guild of Food Writers' Award and the Andre Simon Book Award, and British Seasonal Food, the Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Book of the Year 2009.
Aside from the restaurants and events, Mark has been involved in a number of other projects within the catering world, including consultancy work, various cookery demonstrations and judging panels, charity events, writing and television & radio appearances. In 2007, he took part in the BBC’s Great British Menu and as one of the three finalists, took both his famous Stargazy Pie and Perry Jelly to Paris to cook for the British Ambassador's banquet. He has also appeared on Saturday Kitchen, Market Kitchen and River Cottage.
About Stephen Webster
Stephen Webster is one of the leading British figures in fine jewelry and silver design. His keen eye for detail, expert craftsmanship and glam-rock attitude have spawned dramatic creations with eternally chic aesthetic. The unmistakable juxtaposition of precious and semi-precious gemstones with specially treated metals has three times earned Stephen Webster the "British Luxury Jeweler of the Year" award, and the "UK Jewelry Brand of the Year" in 2008. From modest origins, Stephen Webster has evolved into a powerful, global, luxury jewelry brand with over 120 points of sale and 20 Stephen Webster boutiques worldwide, including the US, UK, Russia, Dubai, Japan, Ukraine, Europe and Hong Kong. Stephen Webster also continues to build a high-profile celebrity following, culminating in an alliance with musical artist Christina Aguilera, who appears in the brand's new advertising campaign.