NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN

KLIMTESQUE

This never-before-seen tableaux-vivant, is styled after the Austrian Symbolist painter, Gustav Klimt.

“In the right atmosphere, your creative dam will burst forth in a beautiful compassionate celebrationThis will be the key to your success on all levels.”

STEVEN ARNOLD


Indecent Exposure in Sebastapol, CA

THIS PHOTO WAS NOT TAKEN IN GOLDEN GATE PARK AS PREVIOUSLY STATEDTEXT HAS BEEN CORRECTED, THANKS TO MICHAEL WIESE.  A never-before-seen capture of Steven Arnold and film collaborator Michael Wiese shooting a scene for the unfinished film Flesh Garden in a field near the small Northern California town, Sebastapol,  shortly before they were arrested for indecent exposure.


ON THE ROAD

A rare shot of Steven Arnold, taken in the late 60s/early 70s, San Francisco, CA.  Michael Wiese, the photographer and Steven’s dear friend and collaborator, recalls the following:  “I took this shot of Steven.  We were in Marin County. We were shooting our first film together – THE ELEMENTS. This was the first day of the shoot and were shooting a personification of “Air”.”


PANDORA


MUSEO-TEATRO DALI

Back row from left to right: Merle Bulatao dressed in Kaisik Wong design, Salvador Dali, and Denise Bella. Front row: Fashion designer and wearable art pioneer Kaisik Wong. Photograph by Steven Arnold.

This never-before-seen photograph from Steven Arnold’s private collection was taken by Arnold at the official opening of Dali’s Teatro-Museo Dali in Figueras, Spain on September 28, 1974.


UNTITLED, OIL ON CANVAS, JANUARY 1967

THE BACK OF THIS WORK READS: “JOSEPH THE PROPHET; PAT THE UNITING FORCE; RUTH THE STRUCTURE”

This never-before-seen painting is part of a collected body of over 80 surrealist canvases that Steven Arnold painted starting in 1967 in San Francisco, continuing until shortly before his death in 1994 in Los Angeles. For further examples Arnold’s paintings, follow the links listed below.

Untitled, Oil on Canvas, 1974

Self Portrait, Oil on Canvas, 1974

Untitled, Oil on Canvas, 1974


KAISIK WONG AS “MONKEY”

A still from the incomplete film project Monkey, which was to be a collaboration between Steven Arnold and wearable-art pioneer Kaisik Wong. Kaisik Wong is pictured here in make-up and costume as the story’s protagonist, Monkey.