Erté, Aladin and His Bride, hand-pulled serigraph, 78.7 x 94 cm. From Martin Lawrence Galleries.
The piano from Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1942) on which Sam plays "As Time Goes By" sold at Bonhams NY for $3.4 million on 24 November 2014. The Kohler & Campbell piano was likely made in 1927. From Bonhams.
Scene featuring Sam at the piano in the film Casablanca, 1942. From Bonhams.
Henri Matisse, The White Slave [L'esclave blanche] or Blue Odalisque [Odalisque bleue], 1921-2, oil on canvas, 82 x 54 cm. Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris. (Photo: Réunion des musées nationaux, Thierry Le Mage.)
The 1940 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float, 'The Genii From the "Thief of Bagdad,"' was perfectly timed for the 5 December 1940 US release of the British technicolor film The Thief of Bagdad, starring Rex Ingram as the genii (also referred to as genie, djinn, and jinn).
[Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade float: Genii from The Thief of Bagdad], 21 November 1940. (Photo: Bettmann/CORBIS.) From Corbis.
Hello Kitty exhibition at the Japanese American National Museum in LA features a Kimonoed Hello Kitty and Hello Kitty as Cleopatra aka 'Kittypatra'
Celebrating 40 years of Hello Kitty at Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty at the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, 11 October 2014-26 April 2015.
Entrance to the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty (Photo: Jessica Estrada.) From Racked.
'Kittypatra' (Hello Kitty as Cleopatra), 2014, designed by Simone Legno for Tokidoki, photographed at press event for Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty on 10 October 2014. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty.) From BBC.
Hello Kitty in Japanese dress at the exhibition Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty (Photo: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times.) From LA Times.
The exhibition features 40 artist-designed Hello Kitty works, including Simone Legno's 'Kittypatra:'
Simone Legno's Kittypatra, 2014, in Hello! Exploring the Supercute World of Hello Kitty. (Photo: Cool Hunting.) From Artnet.
Jacqueline Marval, Les Odalisques, 1903, oil on canvas, 194 x 230 cm. Musée de Grenoble. From Gill Perry, 'The Parisian avant-garde and 'feminine' art in the early twentieth century' in Gill Perry (ed.), Gender and Art (Yale University Press: New Haven, 1999), p. 206.
Jacqueline Marval in her studio at 19 quai Saint-Michel, c. 1918, black and white photograph. Collection François Roussier. From Suzanne Valadon, Jacqueline Marval, Émilie Charmy, Georgette Agutte: Les femmes peintres et l'avant-garde, 1900-1930, exhibition catalogue, Musée Paul Dini, Villefranche-sur-Saône, 2006, p. 45.
Gjon Mili, [Sophia Loren on set the set of Lady L in Turkish dancer costume for masked ball scene], March 1965. From legrandcirque's Tumblr.
[Vogue cover of Sophia Loren on the set of her film Lady L at Castle Howard, York photographed by David Bailey, editor Beatrix Miller; Loren as Lady L is wearing her Turkish dancer costume for the film's masquerade ball scene], Vogue, July 1965. From British Vogue.
The Jetée Promenade in Nice, c. 1890, photographic postcard. Théâtre de la Photographie et de l'Image, Musée de la photo à Nice, Nice.
Salle de jeu du Cercle of the Jetée Promenade in Nice, photographic postcard. Archives Municipales, Nice.
Angelo Garino, La Promenade des Anglais, 1922, oil on canvas. Musée Masséna, Nice. (Photo: Muriel Anssens, Ville de Nice.)
Theda Bara as Cleopatra in Cleopatra, 1917. From Moviefone.
Picasso & Jacqueline: The Evolution of Style at Pace Gallery, New York, 31 October 2014-10 January 2015.
Delacroix painted Women of Algiers in 1834 at the beginning of France's colonization of Algeria. 120 years later at the start of Algeria's fight for independence Picasso was inspired to create 15 paintings and numerous drawings after Delacroix's Women of Algiers. The Algerian war continued from 1954 to 1962.
Installation views of Pace exhibition in Chelsea (534 West 25th Street). From Pace.
Pablo Picasso, Women of Algiers [Les Femmes d'Alger] (Version H), 24 January 1955, oil on canvas, 103.2 x 162.3 cm. Nahmad Collection, Switzerland. From Tate.
Eugène Delacroix, Women of Algiers in their apartment [Femmes d'Alger dans leur appartement], 1834, oil on canvas, 180 x 229 cm. Musée du Louvre, Paris. From Wikimedia.
Nikoo Paydar has a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, London.