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Hotel Le Parc Suite Hotel - West Hollywood
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General Manager - Bert Seneca
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Yann De Saint Sulpice Gallery
Lobby of the Hotel Carlton - Cannes
Yann De Saint Sulpice, the co-founder of the Sylvie Nissen Gallery, a gallery specializing in period jewellery, continues the legacy of the Gallerie based in Paris and The Carlton Hotel Cannes. Now its sole owner, he has rebranded the Gallery Yann De Saint Sulpice with new ventures and partnerships.
One of the new partnerships is Fine Luxury Trends (FLT), promoting the concept of licensing the artist with fashion, and has expanded the gallery inventory to include a new exclusive range of leather handbags incorporating the iconic images of Rene Gruau. Coming from a family of art dealers, and always dealing in painting and art, Yann’s contribution to the success of the gallery is his knowledge and expertise of 20th century decorative arts. In his ongoing research into the relationship between art and fashion, he introduced to the gallery the work of fashion illustrator Rene Gruau, a major contributor in the evolution the cycle of the fashion in the 20th century. Yann De Saint Sulpice and Rene Gruau have a friendship that stretches back to the ’70s when they first met, and subsequently decided to develop decorative items, vases, chairs, screens, and lacquered panels with the illustrations. Expanding the Gallery’s repertoire, De Saint Sulpice’s longtime effort to enhance the relationship between art and fashion led him to choose Rene Gruau as the main focus of an exhibition: Evolution in the 20th Century of the Fashion Cycles. He has organized over thirty exhibitions around the world with Rene Gruau, mainly in Asia and also exhibiting in exhibitions organized by Dior in Moscow Shanghai. In addition, he organized and sponsored exhibitions devoted to Rene Gruau in the Museum of Decorative Arts at the Louvre in Paris, the opening of the Museum of Advertising in 1999–2000, and many others supported by Dior, the Swatch Group, Zinc Textiles, Moulin Rouge, and other companies in the United States, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.K. The exhibition in the gallery in The Carlton Hotel Cannes includes original gouaches, paintings, and editions on paper of Gruau’s work. Of his late partner, Yann de Saint Sulpice in continuing Gallerie as its sole owner with new ventures and partnerships, said: “Sylvie was an extraordinary woman, she had verve, was proactive in her field and had a passion for her unique collection, each piece lovingly sourced and displayed. Every day she was full of ideas. We made some lacquered chairs with images from the Gruau collection on the backs which were snapped up by one of our clients. Once in a lifetime you meet someone with whom you have a creative bond. Sylvie and I shared such a bond, which I will miss.”

About Sylvie Nissen
Sylvie Nissen was one of those rare individuals who are one of a kind. Back in the early ’80s Sylvie innovated a new curve of introducing her own singular standard of recognition for new artists in the art world and stood at the height of its curve where many still clamber to define – what was that rare quality that made her such a success - it was an undefinable strength of character, drive, and je ne sais quoi.
Sylvie Nissen graduated from the prestigious Ecole du Louvre in Paris, and continued her training in museography, qualifying as a Museum Curator. Nissen started her career as the right hand to Jacques Kugel, of Galerie J. Kugel, one of the world’s most important and esteemed Art dealers. After working with Kugel for some time, Nissen, with an interest in period jewellery, decided to open her own gallery dedicated to showcasing this niche of jewellery which until then had little exposure.
Nissen has the distinction of being one of only a handful of women who have exhibited at Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts) located in the Palais du Louvre's western wing. Established in 1905, members of the Union des Arts Décoratifs completely renovated it in 2006. The importance of the museum is expressed by Béatrice Salmon, its current Director, who also oversaw the restoration, and called the collection "the history of French taste and of the decorative arts and design in France," and ventured: "People [in France] understand how to relate to paintings and sculpture in a museum, but they don't know how to interpret objects."
In 1978, Sylvie partnered with Yann de Saint Sulpice and together they designed and offered their clientele a unique collection of one of kind jewellery and objects sourced from around the world. The Sylvie Nissen gallerie in the lobby of the Hotel Carlton Cannes is synonymous with Elegance, Memory, Art and History. In 1982, Nissen established her gallery in Paris and in the lobby of the Carlton Hotel Cannes. Festival participants over the years have browsed the window to admire and buy her eclectic collection of antique jewellery and precious stones.

Jennifer Miller
Designer Jennifer Miller is the creater of the logo's & poster's
for TheWIFTS Foundation.

Jen Miller was born and raised in Los Angeles, growing up in Echo Park, Korea Town, and Venice, which helped shape her urban visual style. She received her B.A. in graphic communications from California State University, Los Angeles where she garnered recognition for her acheivements in graphic communications, and her sensual drawings of the feminine form. There she was first introduced to the technique of transforming images into dot-patterns, or halftones, which show up repeatedly in her fine art pieces. She followed with a successful career in graphic design for LA's entertainment and music industries.

A random introduction to local Brazilian culture, and her first trip to Brazil in 1990, began an ongoing love affair with the dance, music, culture, style, and aesthetic of Brazil, and led to her joining an LA-based samba dance ensemble. As a dancer she has worked alongside artists such as Carlos Santana and Colombia’s Charlie Zaa, and toured with The Grateful Dead’s “Further Festival” with bands Los Lobos, Jefferson Airplane, and Mickey Hart.

Jen Miller’s graphic work has been featured on album covers for artists including Ottmar Leibert, Maná, Barbra Streisand, June Carter Cash, and Johnny Cash. She has created entertainment graphics for shows such as The X-Files, and corporate work for Disney, Paramount Pictures, and Roland.

Her artwork has been exhibited at California State University Los Angeles, W Hotel, Boardners, and The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase at the Pacific Design Center, and appears in private collections in United States, Brazil, Indonesia, and Italy.

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