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Gino Hollander, Am., 1924-2015, Figural Abstract, oil on canvas, signed and dated lower rightBiography:The late Arif Mardin, 1932-2006, a long-term resident of Manhattan's iconic San Remo apartment house, was a Turkish-American music producer and colleague of Ahmet Ertegun, founder of the legendary Atlantic Records. Born in Istanbul into a renowned aristocratic family that included statesmen, diplomats and leaders in the civic, military and business sectors of the Ottoman Empire and the Turkish Republic, Mardin instead chose to pursue his passion for music.He worked at Atlantic Records for over 30 years, as both an assistant, but also producer, arranger, studio manager, and senior vice president, before moving to EMI and serving as vice president and general manager of Manhattan Records. His collaborations include working with Queen, The Bee Gees, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, Bette Midler, Laura Branigan, Chaka Khan, Scritti Politti, Phil Collins, Daniel Rodriguez, Norah Jones, Richard Marx, Culture Club and Howard Jones. Mardin is credited with discovering the distinctive falsetto of Barry Gibb of the Bee Gees which reignited the band's career and became a familiar trademark throughout the disco era.In his career of more than 40 years, he collected over 40 gold and platinum albums, over 15 Grammy nominations and 12 Grammy Awards. In 1990, Arif Mardin was inducted into the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame.A full length biographical documentary "The Greatest Ears in Town: The Arif Mardin Story" was released in 2010.The two-hour film is built around footage shot in 2006 while Mardin was at work on what would become his final recording, “All My Friends Are Here,” a star-studded collection featuring artists he guided to some of their finest performances, singing songs he’d written over the years. Click here to view the trailerLitchfield County Auctions is proud to present selections from the estate of Arif Mardin. (JMAR5110) (MM)


Measurements: 20 x 29 1/4, framed 21 x 30

Condition

Paint losses,water damage, canvas very fragile

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Gino Hollander,Am., Figural Abstract, o/c,signed

Estimate $100 - $200Sep 14, 2016
425 Bantam Road
Litchfield, CT 06759
United States
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