Monday, November 24, 2008

GLAMOROUS PEOPLE, ART COLLECTORS & CHIC FASHION LOVERS LOVE LOVE LOVE MERCURA NYC ORIGINAL EYEWEAR & BODY ART MOST COPIED SUNGLASSES, JEWELRY, EYEWEAR, IN THE WORLD

GLAMOROUS PEOPLE, ART COLLECTORS & CHIC FASHION LOVERS LOVE LOVE LOVE MERCURA NYC ORIGINAL EYEWEAR & BODY ART MOST COPIED SUNGLASSES, JEWELRY, EYEWEAR, IN THE WORLDCurti Eberhardt Photo   
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MERCURA NYC: THE ORIGINAL PICASSOS OF EYE AND BODY SCULPTURE
  ......poetic justice at the hotel chelsea
  INSPIRATIONS & RESPONSES PLEASE BLOG US COMMENTS
futuristic ultra rare visionary collector's pieces touched born
only by the designers themselves going around the curves and
swirls of time peeking into the past and experiencing the future through flexible images to make life personal and unforgettable in any millennium

Anyone in MERCURA NYC can become a personality, be unforgettable in the experiencemade for the person who dresses without fear and likes to be seen in the crowd and
elegant
expressionistic
ultra art time travel....post modern, post surreal, inspired by all art and yet creates a feeling of its ownmade by two sisters dubbed Picassos.   Catch the light, become the  ultra mystery
Check this history of the work of two sisters as MERCURA NYCcollector's 
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            Rachel Cohen-Lunning and Merrilee Lichtenstein Cohen work together as MERCURA NYC.  Together they designed metal body sculptures and art at the Hotel Chelsea in the mid 1970's.   Artwork included unique fantasy jewelry, metal dresses, metal bustiers, gauntlet cuffs, headdresses, crowns, metal hoods, and eyewear, cigarette holders, head ornaments, boxes and paintings and table mounted sculptures.   They continue to have their design studio at the Chelsea and at a large work loft in the Flatiron Neighborhood. 
MERCURA NYC is and was worn by art lovers, celebrities, artists and intellectuals, from writers such as Danielle Steel, Linda Drabova, Natalie Angier, Stacy Engman to film makers such as Robert Dernhelm Abel Ferrara and Shirley Clarke to photographers such as Greg Kitchen, Ellen von Unwerth, Mark Sink and Catherine Leroy to present day rising stars as painter Susan Olmettand the New Kids on the Block, and established celebrities such as Drew Barrymore, Debbie Gibson, Ivana Trump, Candice Bergen, Avian, Daniela Wong, Belquiys Rodriguez Hirsch, Barbra Streisand, Joan Collins, Maria Snyder, Tisch, Grace Jones, Cher, David Bowie, GIRLS, Stella Tennant, Jason Derulo, Marianne Fox, Monsta Villa & Liv, Avian, Sara Ashley Kongshore,  Gucci Mane,  Gina Davis,  Lady Gaga, Neon Hitch, Sean O'Prey, Leebo Freeman,  Rihanna, Kyreayshawn, Natalia Kills, Carmen Electra, Lil Chuckee, Kat Graham, Nicki Minaj, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Charlotte Free, Rita Ora, Christina Aguilera, Candi Lynn, Grace Moretz, Lake Bell, Cara Delevingne, Alexandra Richards, Stephanie Seymour, Hillary Rhoda, MILEY CYRUS;Hannah Holman, Wyclef Jean, Tyra Banks,  Jessica Hart, Lil Debbie, Annasophia Robb, Xosha Rockstar, Grace Moretz, Amber Rose, Nancy Glass, Carla Bruni, Lena Dunham, Tia Carrere, Chelsea Leland, Africa Bambama, Joy Adaeze, Tiffany Foxx, Paola Wong, Troy Artis,  Rocky Hes, Iman,Sylvia MilesPaula Abdul, Kelly Lebrock, Sharon Stone, Elton John, Geena Davis,Vali Myers, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, Taylor Mead, Derek Warburton, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lil Kim,Greg Ellis, Nancy Glass, Rinko KiKuchi , Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Solange Knowles, Madison Mobley, Kate Nash,  Ivete Sangalo Goldie Hawn, to name a few on the endless list.Some of these wearers are from the Hotel Chelsea, others were magnetized by MERUCURA NYC'S work in New York to Shang Hai to Tokyo, Paris, Milan, Mexico City, Dubai, New Dehli, Rio, Bangkok in unique museum shops, optical shops and fashion shows around the world.





                            





MERCURA NYC has been featured in gallery shows at the NOW Gallery NYC, Stuart Gallery NYC, EM Donahue Galleries (presently called Proposition Gallery) NYC, The Museum at FIT Splash exhibit, the MICRO Gallery, Room Service NYC Show, The  National Arts Club Gallery, The Metropolitan Musem of Art Fashion Institute show of 1999 and permanent collection, and museum shops as the Guggenheim Museum Store, the Store Next Door(at the Whitney), the Puppenhaus Museum, the Galleries of the University of London, the Albright Knox Museum, the Chocolate Show, the New Museum, the Dublin Museum of Optometry. For their Clearly recognizable by intense unique visionary qualities in well balanced expressionistic designs Rachel Cohen-Lunning and Merrilee Lichtenstein Cohen, Derek Warburton dubbed the "Picassos of NYC Eye and Body Sculptures." MERCURA NYC makes Body Sculptures and Eyewear of sculpted silver, brass or gold painted with jewelers' enamels or molten combinations of metals, or brass veined with silve r and/or bent, twisted, scrunchedsolid brass in signature museum pieces. Sunglasses are as armatures for MERCURA NYC who surround them with sculptures which act playfully with the face. Their eye art is made of an endless variety of materials.

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      Big metal wraps and dresses by MERCURA NYC shown with Giorgio Sant Angelo Couturier American Council of Fashion Design Awardwinner Collection of 1987 and in a 1999 show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art fashion Institute are presently in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fashion Institute Collection.            


above two hand cut brass pieces of MERCURA NYC i n the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fashion Institute Collection, on dresses as worn on Giorgio Sant Angelo catwalk 1987
MERCURA NYC works featured in Giorgio SantAngelo Collections from 1975 to 1989 on the runway, and in magazines such as Interview and the Cover of British Vogue, also through time on the covers Nylon Mexico,  Elle, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The Untitled Magazine, Details, Detour, New York Magazine, The Daily Front Row, The Daily Dan, POP Magazine, Oyster, Ghubar, Accessories Market Place, The Los Angeles Times Fashion, WWD accessories, Madame Figaro,etc. etc. etc. were also sketched into Betty and Veronica Comic books by Daryl Edelman, on billboards by Antonio Soares Portugal; Diana Marye
art productions; McAlpine Miller paintings Scotland; Jeffrey Williams illustrations; Pat Boone illustrations.
MERCURA NYC also participated in the Club Art and Fashion Shows, pieces were hung in group shows with John Cage works at the Famous NYC Mudd Club, with Richard Hamilton works at Kamikazi, presented at the Limelight with Valentino's Clothes, another show at the Limelight featured MERCURA NYC on models in black tights(show also featured Robert Lee Morris Jewelry). MERCURA NYC was given full solo shows in New York City at the Roxy, the Society Club, the World, Club USA, the Limelight, the Underground, the World, MK's, The Palladium, The Mike Todd Room and, of course, shown at the National Arts Club, where big multi media paintings and Body and Eye Sculptures were celebrated and hung on the National Arts Club NYC walls through winter-spring of 2000.
MERCURA NYC went on the runways with many couturier fashion collections including Valaya (The King of Couture INDIA), Falguni & Shane Peacock, Giulietta NYC, Pink Magnolia, Giorgio Sant Angelo, Carlos Luna, Indashio, Oscar de la Renta, David Leigh, Nasty Habits, Mary McFadden, Vera Wang, Vivienne WestwoodMichael Forrest Furs, Grosvenor Furs, Mia Grau Productions, Anna Molinari, Blumarine, Heatherette 2008 collection. MERCURA NYC is also styled into American and International movies, magazines and runways under our own name or clothing designer labels.
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MERCURA NYC has been styled and published with famous designers clothing from Gaultier to Yves St Laurent to Calvin Klein to Gucci, to Donna Karan, Celine, Moschino, Chanel, Blue Marine, Victor & Rolf, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Sonia Rykiel, Lanvin, Alberta Ferretti, Giulietta NYC,  Giambatista Valli, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, more, more, more, more, more.............to new young rising designers as Soyoon Elly Park, Tanuka Ghosh and Andy Starkweather, also featured with precious jewels from Harry Winston, Tiffany's, Schlumberger, Baccarat, Fortunoff, .... . We were most inspired by meetings with Charles James, who never showed on the runway but is known as America's first and most influential couturier designer.

  
  
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    Writers we inspired included Judith Gould star character in their novel Forever,wearing our crystal sunglasses to look enticing and Jill Neimark's character who wears our alligator sunglasses as part of her personality in her acclaimed n
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Photos published of MERCURA NYC include those by Helmut Newton, Tom Munro, Ellen Von Unwerth, Peter LindberghGreg Kitchen, Curtis Eberhardt, Ron Contarsy, Indira Cesarine, Gary Lupton, Frank Franca, Peter Lindbergh, Patrick Demarchelier, Anna Donovan, Oroma Elewa, Michael Comte, Eric Boman, Jack Pedota, Robert Dernhelm, Tim Francais, George Chinsee, Kristina Wilson, Gloria Nicola, Rita Barros, Steven Meisel, Bobbie Doherty, Seth Sabal, Spiros Poros,oRachel Cohen-Lunning, Merrilee Lichtenstein Cohen, Luca Babina,Annie LebowitzEric Martin,Amy Arbus and many many many more. We have magazine covers and pages from around theworld that pasted together would be much taller than a one hundred foot high sculpture. Is this foreshadowing? Opticians accross America tell us the newspapers and local film makers love MERCURA NYC! Video music stars such as Lady Gaga, Christina Aguilera, Rita Ora, Lil Chuckee, Neon Hitch, wear them in their top rated videos.




black & white above, Gary Lupton Photos, Styled by Linda Drabova featured in Inspire Magazine
      We met Susan Olmetti, rising star painter, at the Hotel Chelsea. International writer and stylist, Linda Drabova, is publishing an article, a Slovakdesign magazine wiin Inspireth both English and Slovak language, next month about Susan Olmetti, her art, and the sisters(us) at the Hotel Chelsea.






     MERCURA NYC is going to share the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel Chelsea and show our most elaborate avant garde work with Susan Olmetti paintings  next summer, 2009.

Petite blonde famous French Photographer, Catherine Leroyat Hotel Chelsea Party wearing MERCURA NYC 



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 hand cut brass as pieces of MERCURA NYC in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fashion Institute Collection, on dresses as worn on Giorgio Sant Angelo catwalk 1987

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    We initially created believing and still do believe certain pieces will be used as models for buildings and fenestration for windows.   Any Warhol suggested we make them all
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black & white above, Gary Lupton Photos, Styled by Linda Drabova featured in Inspire Magazine
Petite blonde famous French Photographer, Catherine Leroyat Hotel Chelsea Party wearing MERCURA NYC 



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 hand cut brass as pieces of MERCURA NYC in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fashion Institute Collection, on dresses as worn on Giorgio Sant Angelo catwalk 1987

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    We initially created believing and still do believe certain pieces will be used as models for buildings and fenestration for windows.   Any Warhol suggested we make them allblack & white above, Gary Lupton Photos, Styled by Linda Drabova featured in Inspire Magazine



      We met Susan Olmetti, rising star painter, at the Hotel Chelsea. International writer and stylist, Linda Drabova, is publishing an article, a Slovakdesign magazine wiin Inspireth both English and Slovak language, next month about Susan Olmetti, her art, and the sisters(us) at the Hotel Chelsea.






     MERCURA NYC is going to share the Grand Ballroom at the Hotel Chelsea and show our most elaborate avant garde work with Susan Olmetti paintings  next summer, 2009.

Petite blonde famous French Photographer, Catherine Leroyat Hotel Chelsea Party wearing MERCURA NYC 



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 hand cut brass as pieces of MERCURA NYC in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Fashion Institute Collection, on dresses as worn on Giorgio Sant Angelo catwalk 1987

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  Catherine LeRoy took these photos below of Rachel Cohen-Lunning and Merrilee Lichtenstein Cohen, at their studio at the Hotel Chelsea in 1985,wearing their body sculpture creations, for an article that appeared in Italian, French, Japanese and German Magazines 

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below urls photos of Naima Mora by Eric Martin, styled by Marc Sifieuentes

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below are urls of Tom Munro photos, styled by Patti Wilson, in Japanese Vogue and Numero
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 Hello Beautiful Urls photos by Eric Martin, written by Madison Mobley 

http://www.popafricana.com/issue1/#beaute    photos by Elewa Oroma 
  

 http://www.covermagazine.biz/    please sign in to Cover Magazine archive #39, takes a few seconds, styled by Linda Drabova, photos Kristina Wilson

book , available at Barnes & Noble Eyeglass Retrospective: Where Fashion Meets Science by NANCY SCHIFFER, cover photo of MERCURA NYC by Greg Kitchen Schiffer Publications 
                     


Special thanks from MERCURA NYC to Peter Lindbergh, Greg Kitchen, Susan Olmetti, Linda Drabova, Patti Wilson, Tom Munro, Catherine Leroy, Italian Vogue, Taylor Kim,  Andy Warhol, Christina Wilson, Gary Lupton, Curtis Eberhardt, Martin Price, Nancy Schiffer,  The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Ellen Von Unwerth, Oroma Elewa, Eric Martin, Richard Martin, Mark Sifieuentes, David Widjaja and Madison Mobley for their wonderful part.


contact information
MERCURA NYC
The Hotel Chelsea
222 West 23rd Street #824
New York, NY 10011

ph 212 691 4846; 212 532 5787 

e-mail mercurany@aol.com 
          mercuranyc@gmail.com

also in Los Angeles: CLD (Cheeky Little Devil, Michelle Wendel)

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This season includes Lela Rose NYFW S/S 2017, Pink Magnolia MBFWMx S/S 2017, Burning Man August 2016, Victoria's Secret Paris, August 2016 (styled by Elizabeth Sulcer) Peter Lindbergh photographer image for Italian Voguestyled by Patti Wilson model Bela Luogosia sunglass blocker by Mercura NYC for Mercura Sunglasses also in Stylists: New Fashion Visionaries
Elton John covers Collector's Issue of POP Magazine in Mercura Sunglasses
Vogue features Mercura NYC floral crown in Pink Magnolia Fiesta s/s MBFWMx 17 https://lnkd.in/eT3PkKU