4.25.2010

SEBASTIAN LI EVENTS: Homegrown Tulips for Spring!


Photograph (c) Sebastian Li

Photograph (c) Sebastian Li

Photograph (c) Sebastian Li

SEBASTIAN LI EVENTS

Homegrown flowers from my friend Sebastian Li's own garden. Sebastian (named after Evelyn Waugh's character in Brideshead Revisited by his mother, painter Poco Murphy) comes from a long line of avant-garde artists and film makers. His maternal Grandmother, Katherine Hawley Murphy, was an Isadora Duncan dancer and famous model for photographers Man Ray and Arnold Genthe. His Grandfather, film director Dudley Murphy, is best remembered for his films St. Louis Blues (1929) with Bessie Smith, Black and Tan Fantasy (1929) with Duke Ellington and Eugene O'Neill's The Emperor Jones (1933), starring Paul Robeson. Dudley collaborated on projects with French artist Fernand Léger, Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce. He opened Malibu's first hip watering hole, The Holiday House, designed by architect Richard Neutra. In the early '60s you'd find Lee Marvin, Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Marilyn Monroe and dozens of others at his hideaway. (More about Dudley Murphy and Malibu via Sebastian's uncle Michael Murphy).

As an Event Planner, Sebastian offers distinctive designs and production for every occasion. His design philosophy is to make events “clean and elegant with high visual impact.” Fresh flowers, fragrant greenery and spectacular trees for private homes, commercial settings and holiday events.

New York and East Hampton

10 comments:

Tammie Lee said...

incredible, the gardening is magic and each and every photo is gorgeous!

india said...

I love the picture taken from the land...

Caio Fernandes said...

who can resist this !?

Bean Fely said...

cores da primavera ... belas fotos

lostpastremembered said...

What life this Sebastian Li must have absorbed from his remarkable family. You inspire me to do more digging to see the faces and the places you touch on... and those tulips... absolute heaven Elizabeth. I love the shifting patterns of light and color... a writhing floral sea.

Anna said...

How beautiful! The flowers, the images and I am sure all his work do justice to his amazing 20th century art history family tree!

chasity said...

beautiful colors.
love the photo from the ground looking up....looks like giant tulip trees. wouldn't that be cool?!

Ange said...

How nice it is to see home grown flowers as well. MInd you - his talents obviously aren't limited to events - he obviously has a very green thumb!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

beautiful colors!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wonderful color. The view from underneath the tulips is especially enchanting.