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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Official painter for M16's latest challenge: 50 years of James Bond
James Hart Dyke has depicted secret service agents on covert missions. Now he has commemorated the most famous spy of all.
James Hart Dyke painted the six Bonds in tuxedo and bow tie
When the head of M16 asked James Hart Dyke to paint a series of studies of the real work of foreign secret service officers last year, he was eager t show just how hard and low-key their lives were. "it's not James Bond," he said. Well, now it is. Hart Dyke has since been enlisted to chronicle the long life of 007. The producers of the James Bond Films, Barbara Broccoli and Eon Productions, ordered Hart Dyke to paint each of the six Bond actors in the role as part of the Six Bond actors in the role as part of the celebration of 50 years of the dynamic franchise. Dyke's portraits of Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig show them all in tuxedo and bow tie and have already been used at the bottom of the retro-style poster for the documentary about Bond on film, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007. A limited edition od prints of the poster is available through a Mayfair gallery. If you want to read more visit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2012/oct/21/james-bond-mi6-007-painting Article By: Vanessa Thorpe, arts correspondent The Observer, Saturday 20 October 2012 Blog By: Halen Bremer Class: Mr. Brandt's Art 2 Block: 1st Date: 10/23/12