Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Nude Pic of French President wife to be Auctioned at Christie's

Nude Carla Bruni Photograph to be Auctioned at Christie's

Nude Pic  of French President wife to be Auctioned at Christie's
Swiss photographer Michel Comte, author of the image of Carla Bruni in the nude says he has more explicit pictures but that he will not sell them.

Comte says that he does not know how the picture got to Christie’s

In an interview published today in Le Matin, Comte, who now resides in New York, says that he does not know how the picture got to Christie’s where it will be auctioned on April 10, "I must have made a gift to someone. I make very few copies, three to five at the most, he points out. In fact, the photographer assures that he got word of the auction when a reporter from Le Matin called him on the phone. He remembers that he took the picture at the end of a photo shoot for Vogue in Paris or New York.

I worked with Carla for approximately 10 years. We have shot thousands of pictures together, fashion photos, pictures in her house in Italy. We were close friends and spent a lot of our time aboard the Concorde”, he remembers. In his opinion, the black and white photo which is expected to fetch at least $3,000 US DLS.”It’s her, it’s Carla, with her fantasy.

shows her (Bruni's) masculine side

Comte says that French PresidentNicolas Sarkozy’s wife is “naked in this picture but at the same time shows her masculine side. And even goes on to say that it could even be a man. “It seems as if she is touching or hiding her sex: she plays. She looks afraid, with her feet pointing inside and her face has the expression of a mask, as if it was torn from her body, he continued.

Carla Bruni Tedeschi bio

Carla Bruni Tedeschi was born the December 23, 1968, in Turin, Italy. The heiress of a tire manufacturing fortune from her native city, Carla Bruni probably didn't even need to pursue the lucrative modeling career she presently has, considering the fortune that awaited her.

Nonetheless, the multitude of fashion shows and modeling shoots she has appeared in has led to her inclusion in BusinessAge's list of the 20 highest-paid models in 1998. In the 1990's she was pulling in about seven million dollars a year modeling

carla bruni is discovered

Like most models that have made it huge in the modeling industry, Carla Bruni didn't originally aspire to become a model. After relocating to Paris at age 5, Carla moved to Switzerland to study at a boarding school.

She finally returned to Paris, where her brother Virginio's girlfriend encouraged her to pursue a modeling career. Pretty much convinced, Carla Bruni dropped her arts and architecture classes at the University of Paris at the age of 19 to become a full-time model.

Signed with City Models in Paris, Carla Bruni has since become one of the fashion industry's most famous faces (not to mention bodies). Her whirlwind climb to the top started out when Paul Marciano, the President and Creative Director of GUESS Inc., saw a picture of her face in a stack of pictures of aspiring models. The same man who later discovered Shana Zadrick and Josie Maran knew that Carla Bruni had what it takes to become a star.

carla bruni models for guess

By the time she had appeared in several GUESS ad campaigns (one with Estelle Hallyday), Carla Bruni was signed with Women Model Management in New York, Marilyn in Paris and Storm in London, and was appearing in ads for big-time designers like Chanel cosmetics and Prada.

The list of print ads that Carla Bruni has appeared in include Blumarine, Caractere, Cesare Paciotti, Christian Dior, Escada Couture, Giorgio Grati, Givenchy, L'Oreal, MaxMara, Morgan, and Suzuki.

Carla Bruni's face was even chosen over Laetitia Casta's for an international mutual fund campaign for BNP Paribas Asset Management's Parvest umbrella fund, with the tag line "The most beautiful investment in the world." Indeed.

As for fashion shows, couture houses such as Valentino, Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Chanel, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, and John Galliano were rushing to get Carla Bruni on their catwalks, and she has been a staple on the fashion show scene since 1993.

Carla Bruni's brown hair, blue eyes and beautiful skin have graced the covers of Elle Australia in 1995 and 1996, Elle Hong Kong in 1996, Elle UK in 1995, Glamour Italy in 1995, Max in 1996, and L' Officiel France in 1995.

Dated Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, tycoon Donald Trump, and actors Kevin Costner and Vincent Perez.

Not only has she been on countless international magazine covers, but she has also been the subject of magazine gossip, as she has been romantically linked to Mick Jagger, Eric Clapton, tycoon Donald Trump, and actors Kevin Costner and Vincent Perez. Carla Bruni was supposedly the reason behind Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall's estrangement, as well as the one who came between Donald Trump and Marla Maples.

Carla Bruni's latest taste in guys seems to be powerful Frenchmen. She dated French Prime Minister Laurent Fabius, and she married France's president Nicolas Sarkozy in February 2008 (it wasn't until January '08 that they confirmed their relationship).


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Censored High School Drawing leads to Lawsuit

John 3:16 a sign of Love

A Tomah High School student has filed a federal lawsuit alleging his art teacher censored his drawing because it featured a cross and a biblical reference.

The picture in question, has already gained an iconic status. It is unfortunate, at this moment that the boys name is not associated with his work. Because of the images `news-worthyness' it has value. And, if the case makes it all the way to the Supreme Court, it's value will only increase.

This is now a work of art that means something.

The debate on the schools rights may be interesting depending what angle they take.

The Supreme Court has ruled that the First Amendment applied to public schools, and that administrators would have to demonstrate constitutionally valid reasons for any specific regulation of speech in the classroom. (Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District)from Wikepedia

Does the school have a `valid reason' for banning religious, specifically Christian symbols ?(The boy artist points out that other, non Christian symbols are on display in the school.)

The school may argue that fundamentalist Christianity and Islam close people's minds to scientific truth, oppress women and abuse children psychologically with the notion of eternal damnation, as claimed by Oxford Biologist Richard Dawkins in his book The God Delusion.

This could be the next Scopes trial.

(Reported on Fox news here)


John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
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