Art Design Publicity articles

Emily Hall Tremaine & pals vs. the British Nazi (1937-38)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 18 May 24

Emily Hall Tremaine & pals vs. the British Nazi (1937-38) In the thick of the anti-Nazi / Nazi fight in California, the pal of Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Baroness Emily von Romberg), Philip Chancellor, was the victim of an extortion attempt by Leopold McLaglen, the brother of a British...

Emily Hall Tremaine - diamond skull publicity (1940)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 08 Feb 24

Emily Hall Tremaine - diamond skull publicity (1940) Almost 70 years before Damien Hirst’s publicity-driving diamond skull, arts figure Emily Hall Tremaine did the same, but became the diamond skull herself, wearing in today’s value, 14.5-220 million in diamonds. This generated media coverage...

Emily Hall Tremaine fights back:
Nazis in California (1933-45)
(book preview)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 05 Feb 24

Emily Hall Tremaine fights back: Nazis in California (1933-45) (book preview) What do the following famous artworks, top in their respective museums, have in common— Jasper Johns’s "Three (American) flags" (1958), at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York; Warhol’s "Marilyn Monroe...

Emily Hall Tremaine - publicity outputs, Emily-style (1939)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 12 Jan 24

Emily Hall Tremaine - publicity outputs, Emily-style (1939) The "original It Girl" Emily Hall Tremaine (then Von Romberg) married Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr. in August 1939. See the full-on reporting of the young publicity queen across the United States and beyond. Five months later, she generated...

Spencer Tunick art + Greenpeace (Swiss glacier) = Publicity extraordinaire

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 18 Oct 21

Spencer Tunick art + Greenpeace (Swiss glacier) = Publicity extraordinaire Greenpeace meets nude installation photographer Spencer Tunick. A compilation of the publicity outputs three years on. (Event: 2007; Media coverage compilation: 18 August 2010.) A. Introduction: Spencer Tunick art +...

Sensation at Royal Academy of Arts, London (1997) press releases, list of works, in varied publications

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 17 Sep 21

Sensation at Royal Academy of Arts, London (1997) press releases, list of works, in varied publications Section A. Personal context; B. a 1940 predecessor: lady with diamonds, shocking disclosure, and sensational media coverage nationwide; C. Sensation exhibition press releases; D. exhibition...

Damien Hirst. For the love of God (2007) in publications, exhibitions

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 12 Sep 21

Damien Hirst. For the love of God (2007) in publications, exhibitions Meet Damien Hirst’s long-lost "art grandmother", performing sensational diamond publicity back in 1940, before her celebrity "It Girl" media coverage implosion. Her name is Emily. Plus a list of exhibitions and selected...

Tracey Emin. My bed (1998) in publications, exhibitions

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 10 Sep 21

Tracey Emin. My bed (1998) in publications, exhibitions Meet Tracey’s long-lost "art grandmother". She publicly initiated shocking disclosure back in 1940, reported nationally in waves of media reports. (She later turned to Art.) Plus a list of exhibitions and selected publications, including...

Emily Hall Tremaine -
Apéritif magazine (1934-36) - issues, contents, media coverage & shocking context

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 04 Aug 21

Emily Hall Tremaine - Apéritif magazine (1934-36) - issues, contents, media coverage & shocking context This start-up magazine based in Santa Barbara, headed by Emily Hall Tremaine (previously von Romberg) featured provocative content and produced national media coverage in just a two-year...

Emily Hall Tremaine’s 1930s: In danger, madness, decadence and publicity

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R. J. Preece - 02 Aug 21

Emily Hall Tremaine’s 1930s: In danger, madness, decadence and publicity This micro-site and webpage are packed with a lot of new information clarifying Emily’s work and life. Left: Wire service photo of Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels) wearing in today’s value from...

New discoveries: Emily Hall Tremaine (previously von Romberg), Max von Romberg, Brünninghausen and more

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 11 Apr 21

New discoveries: Emily Hall Tremaine (previously von Romberg), Max von Romberg, Brünninghausen and more Living in California in the crazy and increasingly dangerous 1930s towards WWII, the two socialites accumulated a significant amount of media coverage, some with eye-popping controversy....

New discoveries: Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels), Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr., Brünninghausen & more

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 11 Apr 21

New discoveries: Emily Hall Tremaine (previously Spreckels), Adolph B. Spreckels, Jr., Brünninghausen & more Living in California in the crazy and increasingly dangerous late 1930s into the WWII period, the two socialites collided with anti-Nazi vs. alleged pro-Nazi thinking, extreme spousal...

Tremaine Collection artworks and designs in publications (compilation; 1945-present)

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ADC staff - 14 Jan 20

Tremaine Collection artworks and designs in publications (compilation; 1945-present) With her extensive communications experience from the 1930s, Emily Hall Tremaine marshalled those skills for the benefit of the artworks and designs that she worked with, 1945-87. This compilation focuses on...


R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Apr 19

2024 WORLDS COLLIDE; NEW ARTICLES: > Emily Hall Tremaine fights back: Nazis in California (1933-45). > Looking back on the life and legacy of Emily Hall Tremaine (Hyperallergic). > Elza Temary (Elza Chancellor) & Emily Hall Tremaine: Sisters in spying or sisters in scandal?! (1933-42)....

Emily Hall Tremaine into her afterlife - publications list (1992+)

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R.J. Preece (ADP) - 01 Apr 19

Emily Hall Tremaine into her afterlife - publications list (1992+) The media and publication mentions of Emily continued after the second auction of selected artworks at Christie’s in 1991— and continue to this day, regarding her work and life and elements named after her, enabled by her personal...

Rethinking Painting toward architecture (1947-52) (2017)

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R. J. Preece - 01 Jul 17

Rethinking Painting toward architecture (1947-52) (2017) Painting toward architecture exhibition as installed at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (January-February 1950). Courtesy the Karl Kamrath Collection, University of Texas at Austin architectural archives. (See FN "Photo A" for...

Sleepwalker media coverage: The remixes (2014)

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ADC staff - 13 Nov 14

Sleepwalker media coverage: The remixes (2014) Media coverage you can dance to: featuring Marcus Bering, ’music-journalist’ Stephen Mallinder, and Kim Min Su. Marcus Bering. Cropped still from "Sleepwalker sculpture media coverage overload vs. Theme from Wrangler" (2014) at artdesigncafe.com....

Sleepwalking into a North American media storm (2014) (automated music and TV news reports)

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Kim Min Su (Editor of Art Design Publicity) , Stephen Mallinder - 15 Oct 14

Sleepwalking into a North American media storm (2014) (automated music and TV news reports) Legendary "music-journalist" Stephen Mallinder offers his take on the Sleepwalker statue controversy at Wellesley College earlier this year, with ADP editor Kim Min Su. The following song is...

Sleepwalker media coverage, lost in automated translation vs. Corruption (automated music)

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Bob Brown , Marcus Bering , Kim Min Su (Editor of Art Design Publicity) - 15 Oct 14

Sleepwalker media coverage, lost in automated translation vs. Corruption (automated music) Artists Marcus Bering and Kim Min Su examined various foreign language titles and quotes from the media coverage. They present a selection of their findings with automated translations— and dreamily...

Sleepwalker media coverage vs. Lava Land (2014) (automated music)

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Marcus Bering , Stephen Mallinder - 15 Oct 14

Sleepwalker media coverage vs. Lava Land (2014) (automated music) Artist Marcus Bering mashes up the international media coverage compilation of Tony Matelli’s Sleepwalker sculpture at Wellesley College, adding some foreign language quotes and Google Translations, set to Wrangler’s song Lava...

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