All Press Releases for September 21, 2008

New York City//Winter2008//Christopher Flach, filmmaker and photographer, is featured in Oprah Winfrey's classic Magazine "Oprah Home."

Featured in Oprah's Winfrey's Magazine, Christopher's film, "Madeleine Castaing" explores this designers lasting legacy.

    /24-7PressRelease/ - NEW YORK, NY, September 21, 2008 - Christopher Flach's film "Madeleine Castaing," is the documentary that explores the personality and influence of the French decorator and antique dealer. The film celebrates Castaing's neoclassical taste in decor and her glamorous appearance even into her 90s. The film reintroduces her taste for Napoleon III furnishings and 18th century English furniture to collectors of art and design.

About Madeleine Castaing
Madeleine Castaing (1894-1992) was a prominent antiquaire and interior decorator in Paris for more than fifty years. She and her husband Marcellin were key members of the artistic community of Montparnasse in the 1920s and 30s, and became friends with writers, musicians and artists. Among those artists Castaing was closest to was Chaim Soutine. Soutine was a frequent houseguest at the Castaing country home in Lèves. Soutine's 1929 portrait of Madeleine is now in the collection of the Metropolitan MuseumChristopher has produced several short films, which have screened internationally and on local public television. His photography has appeared in San Francisco Magazine, the New York Times, Western Interiors and Design Magazine, House Beautiful Magazine, Traditional Home Magazine, Elle D cor and Paper City.

With studios in New York City and San Francisco, Christopher continues to photograph and create documentary films, while donating his work to raise funds for the arts, including for the Randall Museum, operated by the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Kips Bay and Southampton Showcases and the University High School's San Francisco Decorator Showcase.

About Christopher Flach
A New York City native, Flach has earned a BFA and a PHD. He spent his very early art career studying with Ansel Adams and Yousuf Karsh and more recently under the tutelage of Mary Ellen Mark.

To purchase the film "Madeleine Castaing" please contact the artist directly:
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